The official Poor Things trailer for Searchlight Pictures‘ forthcoming sci-fi period comedy, starring Oscar winner Emma Stone as a young woman who comes back to life through a Frankenstein-like experiment. The video provides a glimpse of the main cast, including Willem Dafoe’s scientist character Dr. Godwin Baxter and Mark Ruffalo’s Duncan Wedderburn, who will seemingly have a romantic connection with Stone’s Bella Baxter.
The film is scheduled to arrive in theaters on September 8. Its current theatrical release will see it go up against The Nun 2 and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3. Poor Things will also debut in the same month as other high-profile movies, including The Equalizer 3, A Haunting in Venice, and Expend4bles.
Check out the Poor Things trailer below (watch more trailers):
What to Expect in Poor Things?
Poor Things is directed by Yorgos Lanthimos from a screenplay written by Tony McNamara, based on Alasdair Gray’s novel of the same name which is a reimagination of the Frankenstein story. The project also reunites Lanthimos and McNamara with Stone after previously working together in the acclaimed dramedy The Favourite.
“The film is an 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,” reads the synopsis. “Under Baxter’s protection, Bella is eager to learn. Hungry for the worldliness she is lacking, Bella runs off with Duncan Wedderburn, 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.”
Joining Stone are Willem Dafoe as Godwin Baxter, Mark Ruffalo as Duncan Wedderburn, Ramy Youssef as Max McCandless, Jerrod Carmichael as Harry Astley, Christopher Abbott as Sir Aubrey de la Pole Blessington, Margaret Qualley as Felicity, and Kathryn Hunter as Swiney.