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In 2023, we’ll get to see a lot of exciting new movies from well-known directors like Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, and Greta Gerwig. This year, Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos will also release his next movie, Poor Things, a gothic science fiction romance. Lanthimos is one of the most thought-provoking filmmakers of the last ten years. He has made a name for himself with films like The Killing of the Sacred Deer, which is very psychologically complex, and The Lobster, which looks at how people connect and how lonely they can be. But his 2018 period drama The Favourite got the most praise and success of his career. It was nominated for ten Academy Awards, and Olivia Colman won her first Oscar for the role of Queen Anne.
The movie Poor Things is based on Alasdair Gray’s 1992 novel of the same name, which won the Costa Book Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize. It is the story of a woman whose identity and memories are unclear, who gets caught up in a Victorian-era gothic romance with ties to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Emma Stone and Yorgos Lanthimos are also working on this project together. Stone plays the lead role for the second time in this strange period piece after working with Colman in The Favourite.
Here’s what we know so far about Poor Things for those of you who can’t wait to see what Lanthimos has in store for us this time.
Who is in the Poor Things Cast?
Margaret Qualley as Felicity
Emma Stone as Bella Baxter
Willem Dafoe as Dr. Godwin Baxter
Mark Ruffalo as Duncan Wedderburn
Christopher Abbott as Alfie Blessington
Kathryn Hunter as Swiney
Jerrod Carmichael as Harry Astley
Ramy Youssef as Max McCandless
The Poor Things Release Date?
Poor Things is set to come out in theaters all over the United States on September 8, 2023, in the early fall. Searchlight Pictures will distribute it. The movie got an “R” rating because it has a lot of sexual content, blood, and other disturbing things. At the moment, Warner Bros.’s The Nun 2 and Focus Features’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 are set to appear in theaters on the same weekend. Before going wide in theaters nationwide, Poor Things will also likely debut at a big film festival like the Venice or Telluride Film Festival.
Is There a Trailer for Poor Things?
On May 11, 2023, a thirty-second teaser was shown to the public. There are a lot of strange images and fish-eye lens shots in the trailer, and Emma Stone dances, eats, and smacks Mark Ruffalo in the face.
On June 8, 2023, the official trailer for Poor Things came out online. It shows us much more about the movie and tells us that Stone’s character was part of an experiment, but her brain and body aren’t fully in sync.
Who is the Director of The Poor Things?
The upcoming film, Poor Things is directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and written by Tony McNamara, known for his work on The Favourite. Lanthimos, who gained international recognition for his film Dogtooth in 2009, has been nominated for three Academy Awards. Robbie Ryan, the talented cinematographer behind recent hits like C’mon C’mon and Marriage Story, reunites with Lanthimos for this project, as does Yorgos Mavropsaridis, the editor for all of Lanthimos’ previous films. The film is produced by a team including Lanthimos, Ed Guiney, Ali Herting, Andrew Lowe, Dave McCary, and Emma Stone, with co-producers Ildiko Kemeny, Kasia Malipan, and David Minkowski, and line producer Mónika Nagy.
What’s the Plot of The Poor Things?
Poor Thing is a new version of Frankenstein. It tells the story of Bella Baxter, a young woman who dies tragically but is brought back to life by a genius mad scientist named Dr. Godwin Baxter with an infant’s brain. Bella doesn’t know who she is or what’s happening around her. With help from Dr. Godwin, she tries to figure out how to live again. But she can’t help but feel trapped and lost, so she runs away with a shady lawyer named Duncan Wedderburn on an adventure from another world. Through her journey through the different shapes and prejudices of the time, Bella changes and looks for answers to be free.
The novel comprises evidence and writings from several unreliable narrators, whom all have different stories and points of view about what happened. One of the unreliable narrators is the author Alasdair Gray, who acts as an editor of the text. It will be interesting to see how this structure works in a movie. The novel looks at identity, social inequality, feminism, human relationships, and memory through a darkly funny lens, combining historical events and different genres.
The official synopsis:
From filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos and producer Emma Stone comes the 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 (Willem Dafoe). Under Baxter’s protection, Bella is eager to learn. Hungry for the worldliness she is lacking, Bella runs off with Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo), 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.
Why is poor things Rated R?
The movie, Poor Things, has been rated R for its portrayal of sexual content, nudity, disturbing material, graphic violence, and language. It seems like the movie will be quite an intense experience. The movie will only be available for a short period in theaters starting in September.
Where were poor things filmed?
The “Poor Things” motion picture was filmed in Hungary in 2021. This information pertains to the location and timing of the movie’s production.
What is the Book Poor Things About?
The book follows the account of Archie McCandless, a Scottish public health officer, who falls in love with a peculiar woman named Bella Baxter. Bella Baxter was created by his medical ‘friend Godwin Baxter by implanting her unborn child’s brain into her lifeless body. The book follows his story.