- The first trailer has been released for Eileen, a Neon thriller starring Anne Hathaway and Thomasin McKenzie.
- The movie is based on a book of the same name by author Ottessa Moshfegh.
- Eileen follows McKenzie’s titular character as she encounters prison counselor Rebecca (Hathaway) while at work, with a relationship between the two spiraling out of control after a dark secret is revealed.
The first trailer for Eileen has been released, revealing more about Neon’s upcoming thriller starring Anne Hathaway and Thomasin McKenzie. Directed by William Oldroyd, Eileen is based on a book of the same name by author Ottessa Moshfegh. The story chronicles how the life of McKenzie’s titular young prison worker takes a dark turn after Hathaway’s Rebecca starts work at the same prison as a psychologist.
Now, Neon has shared the first trailer for Eileen, teasing more of what’s to come from the twisted thriller. Watch the trailer below:
The trailer reveals the movie’s dark tone and 1960s setting, teasing a storyline that is both seductive and violent.
What To Expect From Eileen
Although Eileen‘s theatrical release date is still more than a month away, the movie actually had its premiere at Sundance in January. The reviews for Eileen have been mostly positive so far, with critics praising the film’s visuals, unpredictable story, and strong performances from McKenzie and Hathaway.
As shown off in the movie’s new trailer, the cast includes Shea Whigham as Eileen’s father, Jim. Also featured in Eileen are Sam Nivola as Lee, Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Mrs. Murray, Tonye Patano as Mrs. Stevens, Owen Teague as Randy, Jefferson White as Buck, and Peter McRobbie as the Warden. Most of the story, however, will revolve around Eileen and Rebecca, with their friendship eventually becoming a romantic relationship, which soon becomes violent.
The trailer doesn’t reveal exactly what Rebecca is up to at the prison, but the film’s synopsis teases that the story will become far more sinister after she reveals a dark secret. The conflict between the two women may lurk in the shadows at first, but one scene in the trailer features Eileen pointing a gun at Rebecca’s head, suggesting it will boil over as the story progresses. While many questions remain about Eileen, Oldroyd’s first feature film, Lady MacBeth, certainly makes his sophomore outing one to look forward to.
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