Open Road Films has dropped the first trailer for All I See You is You, a drama-thriller starring Blake Lively and Aussie actor Jason Clarke.
Lively plays Gina, a woman who has been blind since a near-fatal accident she experienced as a child. She depends on her husband, James (Clarke), to be her eyes and the pair seem to have an almost perfect marriage. When she regains her sight thanks to a corneal transplant… well, let’s just say their relationship hits a bit of a rough patch.
It’s quite an intriguing trailer, hinting at some very dark turns for this couple. Will she be changing for the worse? Will he resent her newfound independence? It’s a good concept, one that could give Lively and Clarke meaty roles to chew on. While the initial set up looks solid, All I See is You looks like the type of film that could either win or lose depending on where the narrative goes. Fingers crossed the payoffs satisfy.
The film is directed and co-written by Marc Forster, who’s tackled a wide array of genres and subject matter to varying degrees of success; Monster’s Ball, Finding Neverland, Quantum of Solace, Machine Gun Preacher, World War Z. We’ll see.
All I See is You, also starring Danny Huston and Yvonne Strahovski, opens in the US on October 27.
Official synopsis for All I See is You:
Gina (Blake Lively) and husband James (Jason Clarke) have an almost perfect marriage. After being blinded as a child in a nearly fatal car crash that claimed her parent’s lives, Gina depends on James to be her eyes—a dependence that appears to solidify their passionate relationship. She sees her world in her own vivid imagination with help from James’ descriptions. Despite her disability, the two enjoy a colorful existence in Bangkok, Thailand where James works in insurance and Gina explores life in a foreign country. It seems the only real hardship this loving couple faces is difficulty conceiving a child but when Gina is given the opportunity to have a corneal transplant and regains her vision, their life and relationship are upended. Gina now sees the world with a new sense of wonder and independence which James finds threatening. It is only when Gina suddenly begins to lose her sight again that she finally realizes the disturbing reality of their marriage and their lives.