Michael Shannon ventures down a dark, meandering path in the tense first trailer for Frank & Lola.
Helmed by journalist-turned-director Matthew M. Ross, the striking, noir-esque drama finds the stoic actor in the role of Frank, an up-and-coming chef rising through the ranks of Las Vegas’ culinary scene. One evening, he meets Lola (Imogen Poots) a successful fashion designer, and the sparks begin to fly.
It’s a fiery, intense relationship, and the two spend some time revelling in the so-called Honeymoon Period. However, doubt begins to seep into Frank’s troubled mind after a man from Lola’s past stars making accusations against Poots’ high-flying designer. It effectively drives a wedge between the titular pair, and feelings of obsession, betrayal and even revenge begin to bubble to the surface – and fast.
Following its bow at Sundance, Frank & Lola and their dark, twisted love affair will descend into select theaters and VOD on December 9. John Wick‘s Michael Nyqvist, Justin Long, Emmanuelle Devos, Rosanna Arquette co-star.
Set in Las Vegas and Paris, two of the world’s most glamorous cities, FRANK & LOLA is a psychosexual noir romance about love and sex, obsession and betrayal, revenge and redemption. Matthew Ross’s debut feature stars Michael Shannon as Frank, an up-and-coming chef, and Imogen Poots as Lola, an aspiring fashion designer, who find one another at a point when each is at a defining moment in life. Their affair is sudden, passionate, and seemingly everything Frank has always wanted. But, his happiness proves short-lived when a man from Lola’s past, a past that is full of secrets, turns up on the scene, forcing Frank to question whether he can trust Lola—or himself.