The first trailer for Yorgos Lanthimos’ highly anticipated film “Poor Things” has been released, creating excitement among fans. This adaptation of Alasdair Grey’s novel boasts a stellar cast including Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Ramy Youssef, Willem Dafoe, and Jerrod Carmichael.
The film was produced by Element Pictures, Searchlight, and Film4, with shooting partly taking place at ORIGO Studios in Hungary.
Grey‘s 1992 novel, a postmodern revision of Frankenstein, centers around Bella Baxter, a beautiful young erotomaniac who is brought back to life with the brain of an infant. The story follows Godwin Baxter‘s ambition to create the perfect companion and the subsequent complications that arise from Dr. Archibald McCandless‘ jealous love for Baxter‘s creation. The novel received the Whitbread Novel Award and Guardian Fiction Prize in 1992.
With the trailer now available, fans eagerly await the film’s release on 8 September 2023. Lanthimos‘ unique storytelling and the exceptional cast are sure to make “Poor Things” a must-watch for both fans of the novel and those new to the story.