Unicorn Store, which begins streaming next month, stars Larson and fellow Captain Marvel alum Samuel L. Jackson, marking the duo’s first on-screen reunion since the Marvel Studios blockbuster — although this seems like less of a “Top Gun buddy comedy” and more of a “Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory” kind of situation. The film is also Larson’s directorial debut and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017, though it was left in limbo without distribution until Netflix picked it up in January.
Unicorn Store centers on Kit (Larson), a young woman kicked out of art school who picks up a humdrum temp gig at a public relations firm — but as a bubbly personality with a propensity for pastel colors and glitter, Kit has a hard time fitting in at her buttoned-up new job. That’s when she receives an invitation to The Store, a mysterious underground venue run by a kooky, bespectacled Jackson in a vibrant pink suit.
“We sell what you need,” Jackson’s salesman tells Kit. He promises her a unicorn — on the condition that she proves herself worthy. The trailer alone taps into simultaneous feelings of millennial angst and childlike wonder, as Kit is not about to let the opportunity to fulfill a childhood dream pass her by.
Unicorn Store premieres on Netflix on April 5.