Check out the official trailer released for upcoming picture Vox Lux, starring Natalie Portman in a role that’s already garnering her awards buzz.
Portman plays Celeste, who we follow from a teenager (Raffey Cassidey), when she and her sister survive a violent tragedy. Celeste becomes famous thanks to a song they make about the experience, and now, at age 31 years of age, Celeste is a massive star. Dealing with stardom, a teen daughter, and scandals, Celeste finds herself also having to navigate another violent act.
The Oscars could find Portman and Lady Gaga both competing for their portrayals of popstar singers, although this looks very different from A Star is Born. The early reviews have been very promising for this one, praising Portman’s performance and the ambitious vision of writer-director Brady Corbet, the actor-turned filmmaker making his sophomore effort following his underseen 2015 period drama The Childhood of a Leader. It looks great. Pop star Sia, by the way, helped craft the music.
Vox Lux, also starring Jude Law, Raffey Cassidy, Stacy Martin and Jennifer Ehle, with Willem Dafoe as the Narrator, will be hitting US cinemas on December 7.
Official synopsis for Vox Lux:
VOX LUX begins in 1999 when teenage sisters Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) and Eleanor (Stacy Martin) survive a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and perform a song about their experience, making something lovely and cathartic out of catastrophe — while also catapulting Celeste to stardom. By 2017, the now 31-year-old Celeste (Natalie Portman) is mother to a teenage daughter of her own and struggling to navigate a career fraught with scandals when another act of terrifying violence demands her attention.