Yorgos Lanthimos, the creator of critically acclaimed films like “The Favorite”, “The Lobster”, and “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”, is back with a new movie titled “Poor Things”. Searchlight Pictures has released the official trailer of the movie, which features a modern interpretation of Frankenstein’s story.
The film follows the story of Bella Baxter, played by Emma Stone, and Dr. Godwin Baxter, played by Willem Dafoe, who is an unorthodox scientist. Under his protection and guidance, Bella learns about the world and yearns for more knowledge. Her hunger for knowledge brings her in contact with Duncan Wedderburn, a resourceful and amoral lawyer played by Mark Ruffalo. The two embark on a wild adventure across continents.
The movie is set in a time when prejudices were rampant, but Bella, with Baxter’s help, grows to become a strong woman who fights for equality and emancipation. The trailer shows a movie that feels like a mix between Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Wes Anderson.
Apart from Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, and Mark Ruffalo, the movie also stars Margaret Qualley, Ramy Youssef, Jerrod Carmichael, Kathryn Hunter, and Christopher Abbott.
The US release date for “Poor Things” is September 8, but there is no confirmed release date for the movie in other countries.