‘Mainstream’ Trailer: Andrew Garfield Is a Social Media Monster in Gia Coppola’s Frenetic Satire

Gia Coppola knows the secret to social media appeal: it’s whatever Andrew Garfield is eagerly throwing down in the filmmaker’s sophomore effort, “Mainstream.” The frenetic satire follows the former Spider-Man and Oscar nominee as the wildly obnoxious Link, a viral star whose entire life is about to be upended by his realization that what’s popular isn’t always what’s right.“I knew this character needed to have an undertone of sweetness in order to follow him, but also Andrew is extremely intelligent and seemed to have similar interests on the subject matter, so he really became a collaborator,” Coppola told IndieWire.

“I also loved the idea of seeing him play a type of character that’s different from what he usually gets type casted, [to] let him run wild and play.”“Mainstream” also stars “Stranger Things” breakout Maya Hawke in her first major leading film role as Frankie,

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