Chloe Domont’s sensual thriller, Fair Play, explores how dangerous it can be to mix a relationship with a career. Her feature-length directorial debut that was a smash hit at the Sundance Film Festival 2023, and there was a fierce battle for its distribution rights that was finally won by Netflix.
The director chose to tackle the themes of career pursuit and promotion in the context of relationships. The film also explores the gender roles and their connections with earnings and social status.
The film stars Phoebe Dynevor, AKA the memorable Daphne from Bridgerton, and Alden Ehrenreich, who played a young Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
If you want to know what to expect from Fair Play, then we’ve rounded up all the key information.
You can also find out what else is coming to Netflix this month with our article on the best October releases.
When will Fair Play release on Netflix?
Chloe Domont’s feature is available now on Netflix.
You can sign up for an account on the Netflix website – accounts start from $6.99/£4.99 per month.
What is the plot of Fair Play on Netflix?
Emily and Luke are young analysts from New York caught in a fiery love affair. Unexpectedly, their romance turns out to be more than a fling. However, the main obstacle to their relationship is that they both work for the same company, and the corporation does not encourage romances between its employees.
The real challenge to the protagonists’ secret relationship is the promotion that falls to Emily instead of Luke. Although he congratulates his girlfriend on her success, unwanted feelings such as disappointment, jealousy, frustration and anger creep into the relationship. The situation escalates further when Luke becomes Emily’s subordinate…
The official synopsis reads:
An unexpected promotion at a cutthroat hedge fund pushes a young couple’s relationship to the brink, threatening to unravel far more than their recent engagement.
Fair Play cast and crew
The film features:
Phoebe Dynevor – Emily
Alden Ehrenreich – Luke
Eddie Marsan – Campbell
Rich Sommer – Paul
Sebastian de Souza – Rory
Geraldine Somerville – Emily’s mother
Fair Play is written, directed and produced by Chloe Domont. The other producers for the film are Rian Johnson and Ram Bergman (Knives Out), Tim and Trevor White (Ingrid Goes West), Leopold Hughes (Knives Out), Ben LeClair (The Lovers), and Allan Mandelbaum (King Richard).
Fair Play trailers
Feel the sultry atmosphere of the erotic thriller with the film’s first trailer:
The second trailer takes you deeper into the world of corporate games and romance: