After a five-year hiatus since the release of The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimos returns with his latest film, Poor Things. An adaptation of the 1992 novel of the same name by Alasdair Gray, the film follows the journey of Bella Baxter played by Emma Stone, a young woman who is brought back to life by Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe).
As she navigates the world with a newfound appreciation for life, Bella falls in love with Duncan Wedderburn, a charming lawyer played by Mark Ruffalo. Together, they embark on a journey across continents, exploring the world and encountering various characters along the way.
The film is set in the late 19th century and explores themes of gender and liberation. Bella, having been brought back to life, is free from the prejudices of her time and is determined to live life on her own terms. Her journey is a quest for self-discovery and a search for her place in the world.
Poor Things: Emma Stone Reunites with Lanthimos
Poor Things is set to dazzle audiences with an all-star cast, including the incredibly talented Emma Stone, who reunites with the director after their successful collaboration on “The Favourite.” Stone promises to deliver a mesmerizing performance as the lead character, Bella Baxter, and is backed by a stellar ensemble of co-stars, including the unmatched talent of Willem Dafoe as Dr. Godwin Baxter, and the versatile Mark Ruffalo as Duncan Wedderburn.
Adding to the excitement, the film also features Ramy Youssef, Jerrod Carmichael, Christopher Abbot, and Margaret Qualley, all of whom are known for their exceptional acting abilities. The screenplay, co-written by Tony McNamara, promises to be exceptional, with McNamara having previously worked on the critically acclaimed series, “The Great“, which he created, wrote, and executive produced.
With such a remarkable cast and crew, “Poor Things” is sure to be a cinematic triumph that audiences won’t want to miss.
Teaser Trailer: A Brief Look into Poor Things
Step into the surreal steampunk world of Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest film with the teaser trailer for “Poor Things.” The vibrant landscapes and extravagant costumes transport viewers to a fantastical realm, filled with wonder and intrigue. Emma Stone’s character, Bella, brings the film to life with her fascination for the world and her thirst for new experiences. In the trailer, she boldly tries new foods and even delivers a slap to Mark Ruffalo’s character.
Lanthimos is renowned for his caustic cinematic fables that blend dark humor with thought-provoking themes. The success of his previous film, The Favourite, which won an Oscar for Olivia Colman’s portrayal of Queen Anne of Great Britain, further solidified his reputation as a master storyteller. Despite keeping a low profile in recent years, Lanthimos is back with “Poor Things,” a film that promises to captivate audiences with its surreal visuals and twisted tale of resurrection and revenge.
Poor Things: Release Date
Get ready to mark your calendars, as Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest masterpiece, Poor Things, is set to hit theaters on September 8, 2023! Originally planned for release in 2022, the COVID-19 pandemic caused a delay, making fans of Lanthimos’ work eager with anticipation for the arrival of his latest cinematic offering. But one thing is for sure – it will be worth the wait!
Poor Things marks Yorgos Lanthimos‘ return to the big screen after a five-year hiatus. The film promises to be a visually stunning experience that explores themes of gender equality and liberation. Emma Stone leads an impressive cast, including Willem Dafoe and Mark Ruffalo, in what is sure to be another twisted yet provoking classic from the legendary Greek director.