The Wedding Guest trailer opens with Dev Patel heading to a wedding in Pakistan. The gifts he picks up beforehand are not ones you’d expect – a rental car and two handguns. While everyone’s asleep, he abducts the bride (Radhika Apte). Maybe it’s not quite an abduction – when he asks her what she wants in the getaway car, she replies, “I don’t want to be married.” A voice over the phone describes her as a snake, furthering the mystery.
The two forge passports, pawn jewellery and make a break for it, deciding to move to India. Police checkpoints make their journey harder. We get glimpses of Apte holding a stack of cash and Patel burning an unidentified object.
Written and directed by Michael Winterbottom, the film also stars Jim Sarbh. While it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) last September, the date of its India release has not been confirmed.