Immaculate | Trailer lands for Sydney Sweeney-headlined horror

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Sydney Sweeney stars in Immaculate, an upcoming horror flick from Neon that riffs on the concept of the immaculate conception.

Last year saw an interesting debate bubble up around the lack of new movie stars, with a wide-ranging survey discovering that most movie punters would only consider shelling out for a cinema ticket if one of the ageing stars who emerged in the 1990s such as Julia Roberts or Brad Pitt were headlining.

‘Where are the stars of tomorrow?’ was the oft-heard lament echoed by lots of think-pieces and whilst it continues to be a good question, there might be an equally good answer in the form of Sydney Sweeney.

Anyone But You, the romantic comedy headlined by Sweeney and Top Gun: Maverick's Glen Powell has been quietly guzzling cash at the box office, enjoying a run that looks to have been extended due to the film’s popularity. At the time of writing, it’s earned over $100m, a pretty tidy sum for a film in a genre that that nobody seems to have much faith in anymore.

She’s also set to star as Spider-Woman in the upcoming Sony production, Madame Web. Whilst that one could go either way given the history of those Sony Spider-Man spin-offs, she’s reportedly signed up to work with Ron Howard in Eden and Edgar Wright in his Barbarella remake.

Working with such admired directors surely places her on the right track for success, but the upcoming Immaculate could be another important moment in her path to stardom as the soon-to-release horror film will give Sweeney the chance to prove she can open a film on her name value, rather than sharing the billing or relying on a popular piece of intellectual property.

Immaculate is a horror film, a genre that always tends to do well and the concept is interesting too. Here’s the synopsis:

‘Sydney Sweeney (Anyone But You, Euphoria, The White Lotus) stars as Cecilia, an American nun of devout faith, embarking on a new journey in a remote convent in the picturesque Italian countryside. Cecilia’s warm welcome quickly devolves into a nightmare as it becomes clear her new home harbors a sinister secret and unspeakable horrors.’

The film releases on March 22nd and we’ll be watching how it performs with interest. The Voyeurs' Michael Mohan directs and the trailer certainly creates intrigue. Should the film do well, it could mark a great opening to 2024 for Sweeney given that Madame Web releases just a month before. Here’s that trailer for Immaculate below.

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