Dark, twisted, humorous, and great cinematography; are the things that make up a Yorgos Lanthimos movie. The director behind films such as The Killing of a Sacred Dear, The Lobster, and the Dogtooth has another film on the horizon. Poor Things is Lanthimos’s take on the classic story of Frankenstein. The movie is based on the 1992 novel by Alistair Gray, a Frankenstein-like tale with an impressive roster of actors.
Starring Emma Stone and Willem Dafoe, the teaser trailer for Poor Things has finally dropped online. It is another display of Lanthimos’s visual eye for compelling storytelling with a bit of a twist. The film might be his most ambitious yet as the director leans hard into his style with the aid of a great set piece that is definitely a sight to see. It could be a unique tale that Lanthimos has tried, and as a fan of his previous, I’m all in on Poor Things.
Check out the trailer below:
Poor Things is filled with A-list actors, who will likely give some award-winning performances. The film will also star Ramy Youssef, Jerrod Carmichael, Christopher Abbot, and Mark Ruffalo and is set to be released only in theaters on September 8, 2023.
Poor Thing describes “the incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter (Stone), a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Dafoe). Under Baxter’s protection, Bella is eager to learn. Hungry for the worldliness she lacks, Bella runs off with Duncan Wedderburn (Ruffalo), a slick and passionate lawyer, on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, Bella grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation.”
Stone has worked in the past with Lanthimos on 2018’s award-winning film The Favourite, and Poor Things will see the director continue collaborating with Tony McNamara.
Poor Things is rated “R” for “Strong and pervasive sexual content, graphic nudity, disturbing material, gore, and language.” So, think twice about taking the whole family with you when watching the movie.