‘Mother!’ Trailer: Jennifer Lawrence Leads Darren Aronofsky Horror

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Paramount Pictures has dropped the first official trailer for Mother!, the upcoming psychological horror movie from filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan, The Wrestler).

The plot, on a basic level, tells of a couple (Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem) whose tranquil existence is disrupted by uninvited guests (Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer). Okay, but what is really going on here?

Aronofsky looks to be going all out with the type of dark psychological elements he tackled with Black Swan, and it looks great. The trailer has the vibe of a nightmare, as Lawrence’s poor character struggles to understand just what is happening in her house. Is she going nuts? What exactly do these visitors want? Is her husband in on… whatever it is? It’s highly intriguing, deliciously creepy stuff. We can’t wait.

Mother!, also starring Domhnall Gleeson, Brian Gleeson, and Kristen Wiig, arrives in Australia on September 14 and opens in the U.S. on September 15.

Logline for Mother!:

A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice.