Opening in select theaters today, August 26, We Got This Covered has an exclusive clip for Joshua Marston’s (The Forgiveness of Blood, Maria Full of Grace) Complete Unknown that features Rachel Weisz battling against something of an identity crisis.
Having assumed a host of identities throughout her life, Weisz’s Alice (Jenny?) revels in anonymity, and likely has enough passports and identity documents to put even Jason Bourne to shame. But this picture, one haling from Amazon Studios and IFC Films, looks set to be a much more intimate affair than Universal’s tentpole actioner, delving into the remarkable relationship between Tom (Michael Shannon) and Weisz’s estranged lead.
At least, once Shannon’s baffled character pushes past the formalities to find out who Alice really is – a quest that may well force Tom into, ahem, the Complete Unknown. Kathy Bates, Danny Glover, Michael Chernus and Azita Ghanizada round out the ensemble.
Complete Unknown is due to hit theaters today. To scrub up on your homework, have a gander at Matt Donato’s thoughts on Marston’s thriller.
A mysterious woman with a remarkable past revisits a former lover, complicating the settled life he has built for himself and his wife in Complete Unknown, an unsettling exploration of identity from acclaimed filmmaker Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace, The Forgiveness of Blood).
As Tom (Michael Shannon) celebrates his birthday with a group of close friends in Brooklyn, he is startled to see a woman from his distant past at the party. Jenny – or Alice (Rachel Weisz), as she now calls herself – first denies even knowing Tom, but as the evening progresses, she reveals a shocking secret. After disappearing from Tom’s life 20 years earlier, she began to reinvent herself every few years, taking on a new name, a new career and a new life each time. After giving Tom a glimpse of what life could be like if he lets go of the safety and security he has so carefully created, Alice asks him to make a choice that will change everything.