Jessie Buckley Is Scary In First Trailer For New Alex Garland Horror Movie

Hereditary Dating The green knight in the enigmatic first teaser for Men, the upcoming horror flick from acclaimed writer-director Alex Garland.

Not much is known about the premise of the project produced by A24, although newly anointed Oscar nominee Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter) leads her cast as a widow on vacation in the English countryside who encounters, well, Something hidden in the dark.

It hits theaters on May 20, 2022, and judging by the director’s previous work — which includes Ex Machina and Devs — moviegoers are set for a dizzying yet beautifully shot journey into the human psyche.

Check out the trailer below:

In the brief introductory sequence, Buckley’s character is visited – even chased – by an individual we assume to be her deceased husband. Since Rory Kinnear (no time to die) and Paapa Essiedu (I can destroy you) join the Wild Rose star in the film’s cast, however, the men’s threat could be twofold (if you’ll pardon the pun).

Garland is known for his penchant for heady storytelling, so it’s unlikely anything in his latest film will be as obvious as it first appears. The director rose to prominence as the author of The Beach in 1996 (which was later adapted into a less impressive film starring Leonardo DiCaprio in 2000), before achieving even more acclaim with science-thrillers. twisted fiction Ex Machina and Annihilation.

His previous project, the FX-produced Devs series, was a deep brain dive into humanity’s sketchy relationship with science and technology. Although it didn’t take off commercially on either side of the pond, further praise was bestowed on the filmmaker for adding another ambitious entry to his oeuvre.

Incidentally, these three aforementioned screen projects have seen Garland use dense, humid forests as a way to build tension for its usually isolated protagonists, and it looks like Men will continue the trend.

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Kirsten Dunst in Power of the Dog

Oscar nominee Kirsten Dunst stars in Netflix’s The Power of the Dog. (Image credit: Netflix)

Jessie Buckley isn’t the only Oscar nominee to work with Garland in 2022.

Power of the Dog star Kirsten Dunst will feature in another of the director’s upcoming projects, Civil War, which is also being backed by A24. Again, almost nothing is known about the film, including a potential release date, but its screenplay was written by Garland himself.

The confirmed release date for men in May 2022, on the other hand, means that it will arrive alongside Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Top Gun: Maverick. As such, it’s unlikely to take up too much theatrical space but, judging from what we’ve seen of Garland’s next film so far, a limited budget should equate to limited sales pressure.

For a full list of what to expect in 2022, check out our list of the biggest New Movies heading to theaters in the coming year.

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