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Yorgos Lanthimos and Willem Dafoe Resurrect Emma Stone in Teaser for ‘Poor Things’

Searchlight released the first teaser trailer for Yorgos Lanthimos‘ upcoming film, Poor Things. The film is a darkly comic science fiction drama that tells the story of a young woman who is brought back to life by a scientist. The film features a star-studded cast, including Emma Stone, who has worked previously with Lanthimos, Willem DafoeMark RuffaloRamy YoussefJerrod CarmichaelChristopher Abbott, and Margaret Qualley.

As the director of The Favourite, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, and The Lobster most recently, Lanthimos is known for his trademark deadpan dialogue through dark humor and absurd circumstances. The teaser gave a brief glimpse into his newest vision described as the fantastical tale of Bella Baxter (Stone), a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Dafoe).

Poor Things is set to expand on the absurdist universes of Lanthimos and promises to be a must-see for fans of his work. It is based on an adaptation of Alasdair Grey’s novel of the same name with the script written by Tony McNamara. The film was produced by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe with Lanthimos and Stone (in association with her Fruit Tree Banner) also producing.

The film is set to be released in theaters on September 8, 2023. Watch the teaser trailer below.


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Robert Hamer
27 days ago

Welp, I guess we know the answer to the “what’s the early frontrunner for Best Production Design?” question…

Joey Magidson
27 days ago
Reply to  Robert Hamer

Definitely seems like an early frontrunner…



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