2023 is bringing us many exciting new films from acclaimed directors, including his Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, david fincher, christopher nolanAnd greta gerwig, Greek writer film producer, Yorgos LanthimosHe is also coming up with his next film this year, which is a Gothic science fiction romance: poor things, Lanthimos is one of the most provocative filmmakers of the last decade, having made a name for himself with psychologically dense films such as killing of sacred deer and a thought-provoking dissection of human relationships and solitude prawn fish, But she received the most widespread praise and success of her career for the 2018 period drama Favoritewhich was nominated for ten Academy Awards and went on to olivia colman Winning his first Oscar.
poor thingsAdapted from the 1992 novel of the same name alasdair graywhich won the Costa Book Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize, tells the story of a woman with ambiguous identity and memories who finds herself trapped in a classic Gothic romance tale set in the Victorian era. mary shelley‘S frankenstein, project also reunites Emma Stone And Lanthimos, as she takes the lead once again in this twisted period piece after starring alongside Colman Favorite, For all of you who are excited to see what Lanthimos has for us this time, here’s everything we know about it so far poor things,
Editor’s note: This piece was updated on November 7, 2023.
- Yorgos Lanthimos
- Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe, Margaret Qualley, Emma Stone
- main style
- horror, science fiction
- Tony McNamara
When and where are ‘Poor Things’ coming out?
poor things It was earlier scheduled to release theatrically on September 8, 2023, but due to the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike, the release date was delayed by three months and now the film is scheduled to release on December 8, 2023. I won’t be able to watch a movie until Christmas season. Yorgos Lanthimos The film will have its world premiere at the 80th Venice Film Festival, which runs from August 30 to September 9.
Watch the trailer of ‘Poor Things’
A thirty-second teaser was released on May 11, 2023. The trailer is full of sad scenes, fish-eye lens shots and a very eccentric Emma Stone dancing, eating and slapping. mark ruffalo across the face. official trailer of poor things (seen above) was released online on June 8, 2023, and we get a better look at Poor Things as we learn that Stone’s character was part of an experiment but her brain and her body were at odds with each other. Not completely in sync. , On August 30, we also got a new featurette with Emma Stone talking about her character.
A similar teaser, which Searchlight is calling an “extended look trailer”, was also released on October 19, which also included some new footage. Check out the latest video in the player below and stay tuned for more!
Who is in the cast of ‘Poor Things’?
As mentioned, Emma Stone will once again be working with director Yorgos Lanthimos Favoritewhich earned her her third Oscar nomination after winning Best Actress La la Land First. In poor things, Stone will play the lead role of Bella Baxter. Looks like the director and actor duo are working great together as their next project is already in the pipeline – an anthology film AndWhere Lanthimos reunites with many of the same actors poor things,
poor things It also has an impressive supporting cast, filled with big and exciting names. willem dafoe ,Spider Man) fits the role of Dr. Godwin Baxter, the eccentric scientist who experiments on Bella Baxter, and is perfectly poised to be a highlight in the film. Mark Ruffalo (the Avengers) is also part of the cast and plays lawyer Duncan Wedderbaum. Christopher Abbott ,catch 22), will play the role of Sir Aubrey de la Pole Blessington. The film’s cast also includes comedians Remi Youssef ,framework) And jarrod carmichael ,on the count of three) playing the characters of Max McCandless and Harry Astley, respectively. katherine hunter ,internal management and) as Swinney, and margaret qualley ,Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) as Felicity.
Who is making the ‘lousy stuff’?
Yorgos Lanthimos is directing the film based on a script Tony McNamarawho wrote first Favorite, Lanthimos burst onto the world stage with their 2009 festival-hit dogtooth, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best International Picture, and has since been nominated three times individually. prolific cinematographer Robbie Ryanwhose last few credits include Lets go And marriage storyAlso reunited with Lanthimos after working together Favoritewith the editor Yorgos Mavropsaridis Who has previously edited all of Lanthimos’ films. poor things Produced by Lanthimos, ed guinee, Ali Harting, Andrew Lowe, dave mccurryand emma stone, with ildiko kemeny, Cassia MalipanAnd David Minkowski as co-producer and Monica Negi As line producer.
What is the story of ‘Poor Things’?
poor things is essentially a reimagining of frankenstein and tells the story of Bella Baxter, a young woman who is resurrected by genius mad scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter after a tragic end, but her brain is replaced with that of an infant. Bella is confused about her identity and the world around her, and under the guidance of Dr. Godwin, tries to learn back the ways of life. But she can’t stop herself from feeling trapped and lost and sets off on an other-worldly adventure with a shady lawyer named Duncan Wedderburn. Through her journey through the different shapes and biases of time, Bella grows and searches for answers in the hope of salvation.
The novel is presented as the evidence and writings of various unreliable narrators, all of whom have conflicting reports and are based on the events of the story, including the author Alasdair Gray, who presents himself as the editor of the text. , and it will be interesting to see how that structure is adapted to a movie. The novel deals with themes of identity, social inequalities, feminism, human relationships and memory, through a strangely queer lens, combining historical events and different genres.
Searchlight Pictures’ official synopsis reads:
From filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos and producer Emma Stone comes the incredible story and fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter (Stone), a young woman brought back to life by brilliant and unconventional scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe). Under Baxter’s tutelage, Bella is eager to learn. Hungry for worldliness, Bella runs away on a whirlwind adventure across continents with a cunning and debauched lawyer, Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo). Freed from the prejudices of her time, Bella becomes steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation.
When and where was ‘Poor Things’ filmed?
Filming began in Hungary in August 2021 and was completed before the end of 2021.