Yorgos Lanthimos has delivered some arthouse films with movies like The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Dear, and The Favourite, and now he’s set to deliver what could be one of the most colorful pictures in his filmography with Poor Things.
The movie is set to come out in theaters this December, and we have a new extended look withs tar Emma Stone talking about the character of Bella and what she wants to say about being a woman in the world. Watch this:
If you’ve watched Lanthimos’ films before, you’ll know that he has a very unique form of storytelling that could be difficult to stomache for general audiences. If anything, Stone could be a major draw for the film, and it also doesn’t hurt that others like Willem Dafoe and Mark Ruffalo are in the movie.
There have also been comparisons to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein when it comes to the character of Bella; I guess the fact that Dafoe’s character in Poor Things looks like he was pieced together was already a reference to the book; but that’s just my guess.
From filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos and producer Emma Stone comes the incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter (Stone), a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe).
Under Baxter’s protection, Bella is eager to learn. Hungry for the worldliness she is lacking, Bella runs off with Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo), a slick and debauched lawyer, on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, Bella grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation.
Poor Things comes to cinemas on Dec. 8.