Darren Aronofsky will be mining the horror realm with his latest film, Mother! The film stars Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem. This has all the makings of a perfect night at the cinemas this haunting season.
The Wrap revealed details about the shrouded film via an insider close to the production and from reading what’s been revealed I believe that this film might leave all of us shaking. Per The Wrap: Aronofsky’s “mother!” will be a horror-thriller, and a star-studded one at that. Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem lead a cast that includes Michelle Pfeiffer, Domnhall Gleeson, Ed Harris and Kristen Wiig. At this week’s annual convention of movie exhibitors, Paramount Domestic Distribution chief Kyle Davies let the cat out of the bag, promising “thrills and chills” from Aronofsky and company upon the film’s Halloween-season release. A second individual with close knowledge of the project confirmed Davies’ description is accurate — Aronofsky is flirting with the same psycho-horror that won Natalie Portman an Oscar for the unraveling ballerina she played in “Black Swan.” “Mother!” did have a vague synopsis floating around, described as: “A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.”
Hopefully we’ll get some more news and a trailer for the film soon. I still consider Requiem for a Dream to be one of the most terror inducing and heartbreaking films that I’ve ever seen so if Darren can harness that kind of energy into Mother! then we might just have a new horror classic on our hands. Time will tell come October 13th.