Last time Darren Aronofsky stepped behind the lens, the esteemed director orchestrated a sweeping biblical epic in the form of Noah, and while controversies with casting threatened to sink Aronofsky’s star-studded feature, the film weathered the storm to gross over $362 million worldwide.
To this day, Noah stands as Aronofsky’s highest-grossing release, but the director is about to trade big-budget spectacle for a more intimate, drama-oriented project. Its name? mother!, a psychological horror that evokes comparisons to some of Darren Aronofsky’s earlier efforts (see: Requiem For a Dream, Black Swan), and he’s brought along an A-list cast to help bring his vision to life.
Directing from his own script, Aronofsky has tapped Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Wiig, Michelle Pfeiffer, Javier Bardem and Westworld‘s Ed Harris for a family drama that largely centers on a young couple who find their relationship tested when an uninvited guest comes knocking. Part home invasion, part horror, mother! has all the makings of a must-see, and below you’ll be able to find a rundown of what to expect.
A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice.
This is merely a 30-second snippet designed to drum up excitement ahead of the full trailer releasing on August 8th, but even still, the audible swell and nightmarish imagery are enough to pique our curiosity.
Having retreated from the crowded Halloween corridor, Darren Aronofsky’s mother! will now open opposite the likes of American Assassin and All I See Is You on September 15th. It’s understood Paramount is making a big festival push for Aronofsky’s latest as well, with plans for screenings at both Venice and the Toronto International Film Festival.