Todd Hains has directed Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman in “May December,” which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival for the first time and will soon be on Netflix.
Oscar winner Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore have come together in the official trailer of “May December” to reveal some dark truths. On Tuesday, Netflix released the first official trailer for Todd Hains’ upcoming drama, which received universal acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival for the first time.
May December Trailer:
The “May December” trailer starts with Natalie Portman’s Elizabeth, an actress taking on a new role based on a real person named Gracie Atherton-U (played by Julianne Moore). When asked, “How do you choose your roles?” Elizabeth says, “I want to find a character that’s hard to grasp on the surface… were they born that way, or did they become that way?”
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As she stays in Gracie’s home to better understand her, Elizabeth also has to confront her complicated relationship with Gracie’s young husband, Joe (Charles Melton). “What would cause a 36-year-old woman to have a relationship with a seventh-grade student?” is a question she has to grapple with. The trailer hints at how Elizabeth loses herself in the complex family dynamics of Gracie and Joe.
Based on the true story of American teacher Mary Kay Letourneau, who was accused of having a sexual relationship with one of her 12-year-old students, had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May this year. Currently, it holds a 90% rating on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes with 58 reviews.
Reacting to the trailer, one fan said, “Todd Hains’ film with Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore? Sign me up, always a fan of Hains’ work.” Another wrote, “All I know is they’re winning a lot of awards for this.” Another fan chimed in, “Can’t wait!”
Todd Hains has previously collaborated with Julianne Moore on several projects, including “Safe,” “Far from Heaven,” and “Wonderstruck.” A few days ago, it was also announced that Netflix will be presenting Natalie Portman for Best Actress, while Julianne Moore will campaign for Supporting Actress in the upcoming award season. “May December” will be released in limited theaters on November 17 and on Netflix on December 1.