Originally premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in the Midnight section, IFC Midnight has now unveiled the first teaser trailer for an acclaimed indie horror thriller titled Relic.
Neon has released the first trailer for Shirley, its Sundance Film Festival pickup that stars Elisabeth Moss and Michael Stuhlbarg.
The Josephine Decker-directed thriller is set in the mid-1960s and centers on Rose (Odessa Young) and Fred (Logan Lerman), a couple that moves to a small Vermont college town in pursuit of a job for Fred as an assistant professor of literature. They receive an offer for free room and board from professor Stanley Hyman (Stuhlbarg), as long as Rose agrees to spend time cleaning up the home and looking after his wife, acclaimed horror author Shirley Jackson (Moss). The ensuing psycho-drama becomes the inspiration for Jackson’s next work.
Check out the trailer for Shirley below:
The trailer showcases the film that displays one of Moss’ most gloriously demented performances to date. Moss has already delivered one of the year’s best performances thanks to her work in The Invisible Man, which debuted in theaters and hit PVOD in March. An actress who feels like she can do no wrong, this movie, in particular, finds her playing in a narrative full of spiraling musical melodies and twisting cuts. Moss also produced the film alongside the likes of screenwriter Gubbins, Christine Vachon of Killer Films, and former HBO Entertainment president Sue Naegle.
Shirley marks director Josephine Decker’s return after earning raves for Madeline’s Madeline. And also finds Decker marking new collaborations with cinematographer Sturla Brandth Grøvlen (Rams, Victoria) and composer Tamar-kali (Mudbound). Sarah Gubbins penned the script for the film, based on Susan Scarf Merrell’s 2015 novel of the same name.
Neon acquired Shirley for a low-seven figures deal when the film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Auteur Filmmaking in Park City. Neon is coming off a bit of a hot streak. The studio is still riding high after Parasite‘s awards-season run that ended with a historic Best Picture Oscar win.
Shirley hits VOD and digital on June 5.
Neon has debuted the first official trailer for a horror film titled The Lodge. Premiering earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival in the Midnight category, the highly buzzed-about film is from Austrian filmmakers Severin Fiala & Veronika Franz, making their first English-language feature.
A24 has released a new official trailer for the indie horror film The Hole in the Ground. The film is the feature debut of Irish director Lee Cronin, and is set on the fringes of a backwoods rural town. The Irish horror film premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival earlier this month to glowing reviews.
IFC Films released the first teaser trailer for Wildlife, the directorial debut of Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood, Little Miss Sunshine), co-written along with Zoe Kazan (The Big Sick), and based on the Richard Ford’s novel of the same name. The film stars Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, An Education) and a very trailer busy Jake Gyllenhaal who we also got a look at in the first trailer for The Sisters Brothers.
A24 has released the trailer and poster for Eighth Grade, the middle school comedy from stand-up comedian/actor turned writer/director Bo Burnham. The movie, which the comedian also wrote, follows 13-year-old Kayla (newcomer Elsie Fisher) through her final week of middle school, navigating crushes, sex education, social media anxiety, acne, and parents, and mean girls.
Amazon Studios has released the first trailer for the highly anticipated Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot starring Joaquin Phoenix and written and directed by Gus Van Sant. The film is set to premiere later this month at the Sundance Film Festival.