Paramount has released the first poster for Darren Aronofsky’s “Mother!” which features headliner Jennifer Lawrence ripping out her own heart.
The unsettling poster was designed by Taiwanese artist James Jean, best known for illustrating the DC comic book series Fables.
Aronofsky’s “Mother!” will be a horror-thriller, and a star-studded one at that. Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem lead a cast that includes Michelle Pfeiffer, Domnhall Gleeson, Ed Harris and Kristen Wiig.
During the recent Cinemacon convention, Paramount Domestic Distribution chief Kyle Davies let the cat out of the bag, promising “thrills and chills” from Aronofsky and company upon the film’s Halloween-season release.
“Mother!” did have a somewhat vague synopsis floating around, described as: “A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.”
Expect things to be much darker than some unexpected visitors (though we pray this film crosses over into one of our favorite movie genres, Dinner Parties From Hell).
This is the first collaboration for real-life couple Aronofsky and Lawrence.
Paramount will open the film wide on Oct. 13.
The filmmaker also wrote the script, and produces through his Protozoa Pictures. “Arrival” composer Jóhann Jóhannsson is on board for original score. Scott Franklin and Ari Handel are producers with Jeff G. Waxman on board as executive producer.