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‘VOX LUX’ Trailer Shows Natalie Portman as a Troubled Pop Star

Mounting the comeback

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Neon released the first official trailer for “VOX LUX” today, the film stars Academy Award winner Natalie Portman, Academy Award nominee Jude Law, and introduces Raffey Cassidy. The film is getting a limited-release this December in New York and Los Angeles and will expand to theaters nationwide the following week. The film was written and Directed By Brady Corbet and features original songs by Sia, with an original score by Scott Walker.

The story begins in 1999 when teenage Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) survives a violent tragedy. After singing at a memorial service, Celeste transforms into a burgeoning pop star with the help of her songwriter sister (Stacy Martin) and talent manager (Jude Law). Celeste’s meteoric rise to fame dovetails with a personal and national loss of innocence, consequently elevating the young powerhouse to a new kind of celebrity: American icon, secular deity, global superstar. By 2017, adult Celeste (Natalie Portman) is mounting a comeback after a scandalous incident almost derailed her career. Touring in support of her sixth album, a compendium of sci-fi anthems entitled, “Vox Lux,” the indomitable, foul-mouthed pop savior must overcome her personal and familial struggles to navigate motherhood, madness and monolithic fame.

You can watch the first trailer for the musical-drama below.

If you want to set a reminder,”VOX LUX” will release in NY and LA on December 7, 2018, then nationwide on December 14, 2018.

The film is entering into a packed box-office during its limited-release, which could bury the film but it could be popular on the awards circuit. Opening that weekend are the dramatic-thriller “The Silence” with Miranda Otto, Stanley Tucci, and John Corbett; Peter Hedges’ “Ben is Back” with Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, and Kathryn Newton; Focus Features’ “Mary Queen of Scots” with Margot Robbie, David Tennant, and Saoirse Ronan; and the A24 crime thriller “Under the Silver Lake” with Riley Keough, Grace Van Patten, and Topher Grace.

Even the nationwide release date puts the film against some heavy-hitters, including Warner Bros. Pictures’ epic-fantasy “Mortal Engines” and Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule”. Also set to release that weekend is Sony Pictures’ animated film “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”.

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