Searchlight Pictures has released a new teaser for director Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest outing, “Poor Things” — which stars Emma Stone.
The trailer featured only 30 seconds of footage and one line of dialogue.
But there’s a lot of intriguing elements and an engaging collection of surreal imagery from the mind of Lanthimos (The Lobster, The Favourite).
From filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos and producer Emma Stone comes the incredible tale of Bella Baxter (Stone), a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe). Under Baxter’s protection, Bella is eager to learn. Hungry for the worldliness she is lacking, Bella runs off with Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo), a slick and debauched 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 earned an Oscar nomination for her role in director Yorgos Lanthimos’s film ” Yorgos Lanthimos,” and “Poor Things” brings them back together. Lanthimos has directed the film from a screenplay by Tony McNamara, based on an adaptation of the 1992 novel by the idiosyncratic Scottish author and illustrator Alasdair Gray. Stone is joined in the cast by Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man: No Way Home), Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers), Ramy Youssef (Ramy), Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show), and Christopher Abbott (Possessor).
Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe’s Element Pictures and Film4, the production team behind The Favourite, will produce along with Stone, via her Fruit Tree banner, and Lanthimos. “Poor Things” will be released only in theaters on Sept. 8, 2023.