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Sydney Sweeney transforms for her new role. On April 19, HBO released the trailer for its new movie “Reality,” in which Sweeney stars as real-life whistleblower Reality Winner, an NSA translator who leaked information to The Intercept about Russia’s role. in influencing the 2016 presidential election. Winner was eventually sentenced to five years and three months in prison, which prosecutors say was the longest sentence ever handed down in federal court for leaking government information. to the media. In the trailer, Sweeney is stripped down to her typical glam look and stares at the camera during interrogation.

According to HBO, the film focuses on when, in 2017, Winner, 25, was confronted by FBI agents who arrived to question her about her mishandling of classified information. HBO says the film uses dialogue directly from the transcript of Winner’s conversation with authorities. The film’s director, Tina Satter, previously staged the story and transcript as a play called “Is This a Room”. The real winner was released from prison in June 2021, per The edge.

“Reality” is another project at HBO for Sweeney, who had a longtime relationship with the cable giant. In addition to playing in “Euphoria“as Cassie, she also appeared in the first season of”The White Lotus” in 2021. And the actress continues to fill her list of projects. She is currently filming a romantic comedy with Glen Powellshe is registered at a “Barbarella” reboot, and she’ll appear in Sony’s “Madame Web” next year. She also stars in “Americana” with Halsey, which premiered at SXSW in March and was just released. a collection of bikinis with Frankies.

Ahead, here’s what we know about “Reality,” including the cast and release date.

Trailer “Reality”

Cast “Reality”

Joining Sweeney in the film are Marchánt Davis as Agent Taylor and Josh Hamilton as Agent Garrick.

Release date of “Reality”

“Reality” premieres May 29 on HBO and premieres the following day, May 30, on Max.