Dan Stevens and Rebecca Hall Set the Rules for an Open Relationship in 'Permission' Clip (Exclusive)
By John Boone
"Are you satisfied with me?"
So begins an unexpected dinner conversation in this exclusive clip from Permission, in which Dan Stevens and Rebecca Hall star as a couple on the precipice of engagement who decide to test the boundaries of monogamy.
"Look, you have one life and I would never, never, never want to stop you from doing something. If, when, theoretically it would be OK-- I think. I think I would be OK…" Hall's Anna stammers, at which point Steven's Will asks, "Can you just say what you mean?"
"I think that you should sleep with other women," Anna tells him.
If you need even more enticing, the Permission cast also includes Gina Gershon and Jason Sudeikis. The film, which Hall also produced and Brian Crano (A Bag of Hammers) wrote and directed, premiered last year at the Tribeca Film Festival. At the time, Hall wrote that she was "bursting with pride," saying, "Thank you, audience for being open to laughing, thinking and more than occasionally being made to feel delightfully uncomfortable."
Watch the full trailer for Permission:
Here is the movie's official synopsis:
"Anna (Hall) and Will (Stevens), were each other’s first every-things: first kiss, first love, first and only relationship. Now, 10 years in, at Anna's 30th birthday party, as Will is about to propose, the couple's best friend makes a drunken toast, suggesting that they should sleep around before their inevitable marriage. The joke lands like a lead balloon, but the thought lingers until Anna proposes that they try opening their relationship -- as a sexual experiment. Together, they venture out of the purely monogamous boundaries of their relationship and, along the way, evolve."
Permission opens in theaters and On Demand on Feb. 9.