A24 released the official trailer for “Equals” this week, showing off more clips from the highly anticipated science fiction drama. The film was inspired by “A Brave New World,” which was written in 1931 by Aldous Huxley.
Equals is directed by Drake Doremus (Like Crazy, Breathe In) and written by Nathan Parker (Moon). The movie stars Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga, Clouds of Sils Maria), with Guy Pearce (Iron Man 3, Memento, Breathe In), Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook, Animal Kingdom), Bel Powley (The Diary of a Teenage Girl) and Kai Lennox (Rush Hour, Beginners).
Director of Photography is John Guleserian (The Overnight, Like Crazy). Production designers are Katie Byron (Like Crazy, Breathe In) and Tino Schaedler (The Golden Compass, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix). Costume designers are Abby O’Sullivan (Mississippi Grind, Frozen River) and Alana Morshead (One and Two). Music is composed by Dustin O’Halloran (Like Crazy, Breathe In) and Sascha Ring (Crazy, Stupid, Love.).
Produced by Chip Diggins (A Walk in the Woods, Love and Honor), Michael A. Pruss (Breathe In), Ann Ruark (Love & Mercy, The Beaver), Jay Stern (Horrible Bosses, Mother’s Day) and Michael Schaefer (Concussion, The Martian). Executive producers are Russell Levine (Secret in Their Eyes, A Walk in the Woods), Jared Underwood (Triple
9, John Wick), Lee Jae Woo (Secret in Their Eyes, A Walk in the Woods), Andrew C. Robinson (Triple 9, The Best of Me) and Ridley Scott (The Martian, Thelma & Louise).
In the film, as suspicion begins to mount among their superiors, the couple will be forced to choose between going back to the safety of the lives they have always known, or risk it all to try and pull off a daring escape.
Stewart spoke about the film saying, “On the surface, Equals appears to be a futuristic science-fiction movie, but within this high concept we’re really dealing with very personal issues. As an actor, you never fully let go of your own life, but for this story to work we had to go fully inside ourselves and boil things down into the most basic fundamental versions of who we are.”
Hoult spoke about the chance to work with Dorms saying, “I’m a massive fan of Drake’s work,” says Hoult. “He has a way of getting something very honest out of you that doesn’t feel like a ‘performance.’ Drake always asked me to do less instead of more, which was nice because when you’re asked to do more, that’s when it starts to feel fake. What we did in Equals felt quite raw, almost as if it blended life and film together in a really great way.”
Look for Equals starting July 15, 2016/