Searchlight Pictures shared a trailer for the sci-fi romance film ‘Poor Things’, featuring Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe and Mark Ruffalo.
Poor Things follows “the incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter (Stone), a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Dafoe),” à la Frankenstein’s monster. In the trailer, Baxter explains how Bella is an experiment whose brain and body are ‘not quite synchronized.’ An official film description reads: “Under Baxter’s protection, Bella is eager to learn. Hungry for the worldliness she is lacking, Bella runs off with Duncan Wedderburn (Ruffalo), a slick and debauched lawyer, on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, Bella grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation.”
Poor Things, also starring Ramy Youssef, Jerrod Carmichael and Christopher Abbott, is written by Tony McNamara and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (who previously collaborated on the Oscar-winning film The Favourite.).
The film opens in theaters Sept. 8. Take a look at the trailer – here.
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