Amidst chirping crickets and a sombre piano ballad, Jennifer Lawrence and Brian Tyree Henry form an unlikely friendship in A24’s painstaking new cut, Causeway. Forgoing their usual theatrics and cataclysmic production, the trailer for Causeway shows A24 tackle a story of new beginnings — one harped by the pain, loss and grief that follows a tragic end. As Lawrence stars as a soldier struggling to come to terms with life since returning to her home in New Orleans, the feature poignantly reflects on the power of human connection and the ways in which it can orchestrate the healing of those who seem nothing but broken. Kleenex will be having a field day with this one, coming to Apple TV + on November 4th.
Jennifer Lawrence, Florence Pugh and Jennifer Lopez feature in this week’s explosive trailer round-up.
Keeping up the theme of unexpected pairings, Amazon Prime’s latest trailer drop offered us a glimpse into the mother-in-law-daughter duo of our millennial dreams: Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Coolidge. When planning the destination wedding of her dreams, Lopez’s character Darcy endures one bump in the road that threatens to totally kill her big day… and her assembly of guests. Blending murderous scenes of open fire with a side-stabbing slice of comedy. Shotgun Wedding is the only affair we wish to attend — and we are all duly invited on January 27th.
With the premiere of Don’t Worry Darling only just beginning to settle, it would appear there is no slowing down for Florence Pugh, who now leads Netflix’s latest novel adaptation, The Wonder. Originally penned by Emma Donoghue, The Wonder follows a young Irish girl, Anna O’Donnell, who is rumoured to not have eaten since her 11th birthday precisely four months ago. Hired to uncover the truth behind Anna’s impossible lifestyle, Pugh finds herself in a dizzying battle between suspicion and the supernatural — attempting to appease the Catholic community’s burning question: “Is she an actress or is she chosen?”
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Since announcing the replacement of its titular hero following the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, Marvel Studios have since drip-fed us with teasers of the soul-charged sequel of its Black Panther series, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Turning glimpses into full-length trailers, the film studio paints the picture of T’Challa’s family – including his sister Shuri and mother Ramonda, as they mourn the loss of the king. With Shuri carrying her brother’s mask during a heart-wrenching funeral procession, the trailer quickly reveals that though Wakanda might remain in a state of melancholy, outside forces continue to enforce a terrain of malice. Bereft of their leader, Wakanda are introduced to its new antagonist, the feather serpent god, K’uk’ulkan. With more emotion, action and stakes than ever before, our hearts are with Wakanda, forever.
The Midnight Club
Finally, to close our trailer round-up with a selection from every genre, the creators of The Haunting of Hill House present us with our newest fear-stricken fix, The Midnight Club. Enclosed within the walls Brightcliffe Hospice, the eight members of The Midnight Club gather to share sinister stories while hunting for signs of the supernatural. Yet in their innocent pursuits, the patients of the hospice – who enlist in Brightcliffe to enjoy their final chapters in life – soon discover that there is nothing enjoyable about their idyllic accommodation as they are confronted by forces that stretch far beyond the fear of death. Dramatically haunting and chillingly disturbing, The Midnight Club begins its round of nail-biting storytelling on Netflix on October 7th.