A reanimated Emma Stone and a prosthetist Willem Dafoe are in the spotlight in Poor Things.
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos from a screenplay by Tony McNamara, and based on the 1992 novel of the same name by Alasdair Gray, the film Poor Things follows Bella, a young Victorian woman who, after being crudely resurrected by scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter following her suicide, runs away with Duncan Wedderburn, a brilliant and debauched lawyer, to begin an odyssey of self-discovery and to sexual liberation.
A trailer for Poor Things
Poor Things will be released in theaters on December 8 in the United States and on January 12, 2024 in Europe. The cast includes Emma Stone (Bella Baxter), Mark Ruffalo (Duncan Wedderburn), Willem Dafoe (Godwin Baxter), Ramy Youssef (Max McCandles), Jerrod Carmichael (Harry Astley), Christopher Abbott (Alfie Blessington), Margaret Qualley ( Felicity), Kathryn Hunter (Madame Swiney), Suzy Bemba (Toinette), Hanna Schygulla (Martha Von Kurtzroc), Vicki Pepperdine (Mademoiselle Prim), Wayne Brett, Tom Stourton, Carminho and Jerskin Fendrix.
Produced by Film4 Productions, Element Pictures, TSG Entertainment and Searchlight Pictures, Poor Things had its world premiere at the 80th Venice Film Festival on September 1 and will also be screened at the Telluride Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival and the Busan International Film Festival.