There’s been a lot of talk lately about Jennifer Lawrence’s new film Mother!, and by the looks of the first teaser trailer it’s very justified.
In the trailer Lawrence walks around what appears to be an empty house while a voiceover can be heard. You can hear Lawrence say “What brings you to us,” followed by “He’s a stranger,” and “Did you know he had a wife?” As the teaser draws closer to the end flashes of the other characters, some of whom are played by Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Harris, Domhnall Gleeson, and Kristen Wiig, flash across the screen. They are screaming, and look extremely anxious. “You’re insane,” Lawrence screams. “Murderer!”
Darren Aronofsky directs what is being called a psychological horror-thriller, which is nothing new for him. After all he directed the hit film Black Swan, as well as Requiem For A Dream and Pi, all of which deal with strong, messed up characters that make you question what you are seeing. He was nominated for a 2011 Oscar for Black Swan, while Lawrence has one Oscar to her credit, along with three other nominations. At this point not a lot else is known about the plot of the movie, other than an uninvited quest shows shows up and disrupts a couples relationship.
Mother! will compete at this year’s Venice Film Festival, and make its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. It’s scheduled to make its wide release on September 15th. The full trailer will be out on August 8th.