A scandalous relationship. A troubled marriage. A Hollywood actress. Todd Haynes has all the ingredients for a sumptuous melodrama in the first full May December trailer.
A new Todd Haynes film is always a reason to celebrate and his latest cinematic endeavour has now got a trailer. May December first premiered at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival some months ago to critical acclaim, which probably made its UK distributor Sky very happy.
The film revolves around a very peculiar threesome. Natalie Portman plays Hollywood actress Elizabeth Berry who is cast to play Gracie (Julianne Moore) in a film about her scandalous relationship to the much younger Joe (Charles Melton). Elizabeth joins the couple, whose marriage has become strained over the years, at their home in order to understand Gracie better but something tells us Elizabeth’s arrival will only cause problems for everyone involved.
We got a brief teaser a few weeks ago, but Sky Cinema has now released a proper trailer for the film.
Take a look at the May December trailer below.
May December is loosely based on the case of Mary Kay Letourneau, an American teacher who had a sexual relationship with one of her students. The student in question was 12. The story inspired Notes on a Scandal as well as the TV miniseries A Teacher, both of which made the age difference significantly lesser.
Haynes’ approach looks to be much more direct and he’s seemingly more interested in Elizabeth and Gracie’s relationship rather than Gracie’s illicit relationship.
Haynes’ latest film promises to be an uncomfortable watch, considering the subject matter. Haynes is once again mixing traditional melodrama with something a bit more genre-bending as Portman’s character delves deeper and deeper into Gracie’s life and her marriage to Joe.
May December is heading to cinemas 17 November before dropping on Sky Cinema 8 December. US viewers can catch it on Netflix later this year. The film will also play at the BFI London Film Festival in October.
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