Whodunnit, and why, and will whoever knows get away with it — or get a close-up on TV? When her husband Karl (MATTHEW MODINE) goes missing, Sue Buttons (ALLISON JANNEY), an underappreciated suburban wife, gets a taste of being a local celebrity as she embarks on a city-wide search in small town Yuba County, California, to find him. In an effort to prolong her newfound fame, she stumbles into hilarious hijinks as her world turns upside down, dodging a wanna-be mobster
(AWKWAFINA), a relentless local policewoman (REGINA HALL), her half-sister (MILA KUNIS) — a local news reporter desperate for a story — and her husband’s dead-beat brother (JIMMI SIMPSON) along with his sidekick (WANDA SYKES), who all set out to uncover the truth behind the disappearance.
Directed by TATE TAYLOR (The Help, Get On Up, Ma ), BREAKING NEWS FROM YUBA COUNTY is a dark comedy about how attention, fame, and hijinx are a real killer combo.