'Poor Things' (2023): Everything About A New Interpretation Of Frankenstein
'Poor Things', directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, is the highly-anticipated dark comedy reimagining of the Frankenstein tale, offering significant buzz ahead of its release. This collaborative venture between Film4 and Searchlight Pictures embarked on its journey in early 2021 and has sparked considerable excitement and discussions surrounding the movie.
Emma Stone's portrayal of Bella Baxter, in particular, has garnered much attention and praise. Here is what we know about Poor Things so far for those of you who are eager to see what Lanthimos has in store for us this time around.
When Is The 'Poor Things' Release Date?
'Poor Things' is set to be released on December 8, 2023. The movie was originally scheduled to premiere on September 8, 2023. However, it joins a list of Disney films that have been delayed owing to WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.
The movie eventually had its global premiere at the Venice Film Festival to widespread acclaim, so the delay might actually be working in the film's favor, giving plenty of time for word-of-mouth marketing to work its magic following the very excellent reviews.
Is There A Trailer For 'Poor Things'?
The trailer has a lot of trippy visuals, wide-angle views, and an outlandish Emma Stone dancing, eating, and slapping Mark Ruffalo in the face.
The official trailer for 'Poor Things' (shown above) was published online on June 8, 2023. It provides us with a much clearer look at the film and reveals that Stone's character was a participant in an experiment.
Who Is In The Cast Of 'Poor Things'?
Emma Stone (La La Land; The Amazing Spider-Man) stars as Bella Baxter, a woman brought back from the dead. Lanthimos previously directed The Favourite, one of the greatest Emma Stone films, which won her a Greatest Supporting Actress nomination at the 91st Academy Awards.
Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers; Spotlight) as Duncan Wedderburn, Bella's traveling companion. Dr. Godwin Baxter (Spider-Man; The Lighthouse) is played by Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man; The Lighthouse). Dafoe will also work with Lanthimos again in the forthcoming And, which also stars Stone.
What Is The Plot Of 'Poor Things'?
'Poor Things' is a re-imagining of Frankenstein that relates to the story of Bella Baxter, a young lady who is revived by a genius mad scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter after her tragic death, but with her brain replaced by that of a baby. Bella is confused by her identity and the world around her, and she attempts to re-learn the rules of life with the help of Dr. Godwin.
But she can't help but feel trapped and lost, so she embarks on an other-worldly journey with a shady lawyer named Duncan Wedderburn. Bella grows and looks for answers as she travels through the many shapes and prejudices of the time, all in pursuit of liberation.
When And Where Was 'Poor Things' Filmed?
Who Is Making 'Poor Things'?
'Poor Things' represents an intriguing twist on the classic Frankenstein story, with director Yorgos Lanthimos at the helm. The film, scheduled for a December 2023 release, has been generating substantial anticipation since its early stages of development in 2021.
With the recent release of the June 2023 trailer and positive early reviews, 'Poor Things' is clearly poised to be a major talking point in the cinematic world.