Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway star in the new trailer for Benoît Delhomme’s Mother’s Instinct. Watch it here.
Benoît Delhomme is the latest cinematographer trying their hand at directing. Having acted as the cinematographer for films such as Free State Of Jones, The Theory Of Everything and Lady Chatterley’s Lover as well commercials and music videos, Delhomme’s directorial debut is a taut thriller about grief and motherhood.
Based on Barbara Abel’s novel Mothers’ Instinct: A Novel of Suspense, the film follows best friends and neighbours, Alice and Céline. After a tragic accident leads to the death of Céline’s son and Céline’s life starts to unravel, their friendship is tested.
Here’s the trailer for Mother’s Instinct.
Not too shabby getting Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain to star in your directorial debut! Chastain and Hathaway are also on board as producers while Sarah Conradt penned the script. Hathaway and Chastain have already starred together in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar and James Gray’s Armageddon Time, but Mother’s Instinct is the first time the two Oscar-winning actresses share scenes.
The film also star’s The Good Wife’s Josh Charles and Anders Danielsen Lie, who appeared in all three films in Joachim Trier’s Oslo trilogy.
Abel’s novel was previously adapted into a feature film in 2018 by Olivier Masset-Depasse, also titled Mother’s Instinct or Duelles in French.
Here’s the official synopsis: “The edge-of-your-seat thriller focuses on two best friends and neighbours whose perfect lives in ‘60s suburbia are shattered by a tragic accident involving one of their children. The story follows Alice (Chastain) and Céline (Hathaway) as their sisterly bond is gradually undermined by guilt and paranoia and a gripping battle of wills develops, revealing the darker side of maternal love.”
There’s no release date set for Mother’s Instinct yet, but we’d assume we’ll catch this one in 2024 still. We’ll keep you updated as we hear more.