Earlier today, Paramount Pictures released the first teaser-trailer for “mother!”, a new horror-drama set to hit theaters later this fall. Paramount has been shuffled the film’s release-date a bit over the last few weeks, but the drama will hit theaters nationwide starting this September. While Jennifer Lawrence has done quite a few blockbuster action-roles over the last decade, the actor hasn’t been featured in too many horror-films. Lawrence will share the screen with fellow award-winners, and the film comes from a director that certainly knows how to do a thriller.
The story picks up when a couple’s relationship is tested after uninvited guests arrive at their home, this disrupts their tranquil existence in more ways than one. The film comes from Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer.
The film has a pretty easy debut weekend to look forward to, and is currently scheduled to open against “All I See is You,” starring Yvonne Strahovski, Blake Lively, and Jason Clarke, and the action-adventure film “American Assassin” starring Michael Keaton, Dylan O’Brien, and Taylor Kitsch. The film will have a lot of competition in its follow-up week however, with the thriller “Friend Request,” the action-comedy “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” and the animated-film “Ninjago” all opening in theaters nationwide.
Jennifer Lawrence has a number of high-profile projects in the works, including “X-Men: Dark Phoenix,” where she is expected to reprise her Raven / Mystique role. Lawrence is also set to star in the 2018 film “Red Sparrow”. It was recently reported that Michelle Pfeiffer will be joining the growing Marvel Cinematic Universe, the actor will be taking a role in “Ant-Man and the Wasp” as the character Janet van Dyne. Javier Bardem is still on track to star in “Bride of Frankenstein” as Frankenstein’s Monster, but “The Mummy” was supposed to start Universal’s big “Dark Universe” franchise, and did not meet expectations in theaters. It’s unclear how the studio will respond to “The Mummy’s” failings, but the Frankenstein installment still seems to be moving forward at this point in time.
If you need to set a reminder, horror fans can catch “mother!” starting on September 15, 2017.