A trailer has been released for the thriller Eileen, starring Thomasin McKenzie and Anne Hathaway, set for December release
JoBlo’s own Chris Bumbray had the opportunity to watch Lady Macbeth director William Oldroyd’s “terrific potboiler” Eileen at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year (you can read his 8/10 review at THIS LINK), and soon a wider audience will have their chance to check it out. NEON will be giving Eileen a theatrical release in December, starting in New York and Los Angeles on December 1st and then expanding across North America on December 8th. With those release dates drawing near, a trailer for the film has arrived online and can be seen in the embed above.
Based on the 2015 novel by Ottessa Moshfegh, who wrote the screenplay adaptation with Luke Goebel, Eileen has the following synopsis: Set during a bitter 1964 Massachusetts winter, young secretary Eileen becomes enchanted by the glamorous new counselor at the prison where she works. Their budding friendship takes a twisted turn when Rebecca reveals a dark secret — throwing Eileen onto a sinister path.
The film stars Thomasin McKenzie, Anne Hathaway, Shea Whigham, Marin Ireland, and Owen Teague.
Eileen was produced by Fifth Season, Oldroyd, Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman, Stefanie Azpiazu, and Peter Cron, as well as Goebel and Moshfegh’s Omniscient Productions, with backing from Film4.
Oldroyd provided the following statement: “It’s a thrill to have NEON on board and give this film a platform to reach a wide audience. This production has been a labor of love, from collaborating with Ottessa and Luke to the exceptionally talented actors and crew. NEON are the perfect partners and we look forward to working with them.“
Goebel added: “Eileen is mesmerizing on the pages, and even more so on screen. We’re overjoyed Eileen has found a home at the prestigious NEON, and now everyone will have another opportunity to be charmed by her again.“
Moshfegh had this to say: “Seeing my book come to life on screen has always been a career goal. The premiere at Sundance was a beautiful glimpse of what is to come.“
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Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/eileen-trailer/