In Frankenstein-esque scenes, Emma Stone plays a young woman brought back to life by a brilliant and unorthodox scientist in the first trailer for Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor thingswhich Searchlight Pictures dropped on Thursday.
Stone plays Bella Baxter, whom Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe) is transported back to a fantastical world and finds herself hungry for a worldliness she lacks. With an echo of Mary Shelley’s classic horror novel Frankensteinin one scene, Bella is hooked up for a shock treatment as electrical sparks fly.
“I find it fascinating to be alive,” says Bella, as the brief teaser trailer focuses on Bella’s whirlwind affair with Duncan Wedderburn, played by Mark Ruffalo, a slick and licentious lawyer with whom she nevertheless finds purpose in seeking equality and liberation. embrace it in Greek directorial practice. feminist monster story.
Poor things also stars Ramy Youssef, Jerrod Carmichael and Christopher Abbot. The favorite writer Tony McNamara wrote the screenplay, based on the novel of the same name by Alasdair Gray.
Lanthimos also has film credits such as Killing a sacred deer And Dog tooth. Stone entered The favoritefor which she was nominated for an Oscar.
Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe’s Element Pictures and Film4, the production team behind it The favoritewill co-produce with Stone, through its Fruit Tree banner, and Lanthimos.
Poor things will not be released in theaters until September 8, 2023.