We knew it was gonna be weird. Between the cryptic first poster in May to the teaser last week, the Internet has been combing through theories and ideas of what Darren Aronofsky’s mother! is about and this two-minute trailer both gives us a lot to unpack and tosses more questions our way.
Resembling something between Rosemary’s Baby and American Horror Story, the quiet lives of Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem (we still have no character names, no one on the film’s imdb page does) are quickly upset by the arrival of Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer (serving face for days) and then soon by dozens more. Terror, pounding drums and shrieking violins punctuate and ratchet up the tension and things get crazier and bloodier.
mother! lands in theaters on September 15 but before that it will hit the Venice and Toronto film festivals. Here is the trailer and the new poster, which harks back to the cracked-doll imagery of Black Swan.