‘Dickinson’ Trailer: Hailee Steinfeld Has a Brush With “Death”

/Film | 9/20/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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‘Dickinson’ Trailer: Hailee Steinfeld Has a Brush With “Death”

Apple TV+’s upcoming comedy series Dickinson doesn’t do subtlety. The first trailer, which previewed a period drama rife with anachronisms and punk-rock rebellion, hinted as much — bucking perceptions of the literary icon Emily Dickinson as some kind of buttoned-up lady. Instead, as portrayed by Oscar-nominated Hailee Steinfeld, she’s a modern rebel who spouts words like “dude” and grapples with the concept of Death, which happens to look a lot like Wiz Khalifa. Watch the official Dickinson trailer below.

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Yes, that is indeed Wiz Khalifa playing Death. The singer appears as a guest star in Dickinson as the embodiment of Death as described in one of Emily Dickinson’s famous poems, which she imagines in incredible detail in the upcoming Apple TV+ series.

In the new Dickonson trailer, the titular poet’s brush with death is appropriately set to Hailee Steinfeld’s new single “Afterlife,” because subtlety doesn’t exist with this series. But that’s all right — stuffy period dramas have had their time in the sun, and black comedies...
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