Take a look at the trailer that’s arrived for Seberg, an upcoming biopic drama-thriller led by Kristen Stewart.
Directed by Australian theatre and film helmer Benedict Andrews (Una), the film has Stewart playing American actress Jean Seberg, an icon of French New Wave cinema thanks to her performance in Jean-Luc Godard’s 1960 film Breathless. She became a target of the FBI COINTELPRO project, the covert and, at times, illegal projects the Bureau conducted to tackle groups and political organisations they deemed dangerous. Seberg’s activism and involvement with the Black Panther movement put her in their spotlight.
The trailer below bodes well for what could be a fascinating look at this tragic true story, and it could touch on a lot of layers; fame, paranoia, obsession and the politics of the time. There’s also a solid ensemble rounding out the cast, including the always-reliable Jack O’Connell, Anthony Mackie, Margaret Qualley, Zazie Beetz, and Vince Vaughn. Looking forward to it.
Seberg will be opening in US cinemas on December 13 and arriving in Australia on January 30.
Official synopsis for Seberg:
Inspired by true events, SEBERG tells the story of Breathless star and darling of the French New Wave Jean Seberg, who in the late 1960s was targeted by the illegal FBI surveillance program COINTELPRO. Seberg’s political and romantic involvement with civil rights activist Hakim Jamal made her a target of the FBI’s ruthless attempts to disrupt, discredit and expose the Black Power movement. An ambitious young FBI agent, Jack Solomon, is assigned to watch her, only to find her fate dangerously interwoven with his own.