Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, and Michelle Pfeiffer attended the Venice Film Festival this week to promote “mother!,” the new thriller that was written and directed by Darren Aronofsky. As a follow-up to the big premiere, Paramount Pictures released an extended-look trailer for the film, teasing the story one last time before the big project hits theaters nationwide. We put “mother!” on our list of Seven Thrillers to see this fall, all leading up to Halloween.
While promoting the film, Darren Aronofsky said it would be best to go into “mother!” without any preconceived notions about the story. If you’re watching extended look trailers then you probably aren’t listening to that advice, so just know that story picks up as a couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home.
Moviegoers probably know Aronofsky best form his work on the thrillers “Black Swan” and “Requiem for a Dream,” and the new project is getting mostly positive reviews online. At the time this article was written, “mother!” was sitting pretty with an 82% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Assuming “It” doesn’t dominate the September box-office, “mother!” has a great shot at debuting at number-one on the domestic box-office charts. The thriller is opening against the actioner “American Assassin” with Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton, and Sanaa Lathan, and the dramatic-thriller “All I see is You” with Blake Lively, Yvonne Strahovski, and Danny Huston. While “mother!” certainly has a lot of star-power behind it, it will have a tough time winning the following weekend with “The Kingsman 2,” the horror-thriller “Friend Request,” and the Warner Bros. animated-comedy “Ninjago” opening in theaters across the country. If you want to see the extended-look into the film, you can watch the movie trailer below, uploaded to YouTube by the studio earlier today.
Fans of Aronofsky and Lawrence can catch “mother!” in theaters starting on September 15, 2017.