A24 released the official trailer for its upcoming film “The Killing of a Sacred Deer.”
The film’s IMDB page describes the plot as, “A teenager’s attempts to bring a brilliant surgeon into his dysfunctional family take an unexpected turn.”
But, in the one minute trailer, it’s clear there’s something much more sinister at work with this teenager and the surgeon.
“The Killing of a Sacred Deer” received mixed reviews when it screened at Cannes in May. That didn’t stop writer and director Yorgos Lanthimos from winning the prize for Best Screenplay at the festival. The Greek director earned similar mixed reactions for last year’s Best Original Screenplay nominee “The Lobster.”
This film reunites Lanthimos with his “Lobster” star, Colin Farrell. Farrell plays the surgeon at the center of this story. It is the latest in a series of films that have been a resurgence for the former bad-boy star. He recently starred as an injured soldier in “The Beguiled,” and starred in last year’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”
Nicole Kidman stars as Farrell’s wife. She also starred opposite Farrell in “The Beguiled.” The four-time Oscar nominee won in 2002 for “The Hours,” and is currently up for a Primetime Emmy for her work in the HBO mini-series “Big Little Lies.”
Barry Keoghan, who plays the mysterious and troubled teenager, also appeared in this summer’s “Dunkirk.” He has been working steadily since his career began in 2011, appearing in a number of films, including “’71” and last year’s “Trespass Against Us.”
Alicia Silverstone and Raffey Cassidy also appear in the film.
“The Killing of a Sacred Deer” will be in theaters on November 3.