The second trailer for “VOX LUX” was released today, featuring Academy Award winner Natalie Portman singing an original song by Sia. The film also stars Academy Award nominee Jude Law, and introduces Raffey Cassidy.
You will have to search for the film if you want to find it on opening weekend, “VOX LUX” will first open in New York and Los Angeles before expanding into theaters nationwide the following week. “VOX LUX” 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 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.
“VOX LUX” will release in NY and LA on December 7, 2018, then nationwide on December 14, 2018.
The film’s limited-release will have a lot of competition at the box office. Opening that same 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”.