Jennifer Lawrence Is a Veteran Struggling to Recover Her Memories in Emotional Trailer for ‘Causeway’ (Video)

Brian Tyree Henry co-stars in the Apple and A24 co-production

Jennifer Lawrence may be back in the awards race this year with her new film “Causeway,” and our first look at her performance courtesy of the film’s trailer has landed online.

Written by Ottessa Moshfegh, Luke Goebel and Elizabeth Sanders and directed by Broadway veteran Lila Neugebauer, the Apple Original Films and A24 drama follows a military engineer who has returned to the States from Afghanistan with a debilitating brain injury after an IED explosion.

The official synopsis continues: “It’s a painful and slow recovery as she relearns to walk and re-trains her memory, aided by a chatty but tender caretaker (Jayne Houdyshell). But when she returns home to New Orleans she has to face memories even more aching and formative than those she had in service: a reckoning with her childhood.”

Lawrence’s character meets an auto repair worker played by Brian Tyree Henry when her truck breaks down, and the two strike up a platonic yet deeply connected friendship as they each are struggling through their own trauma.

TheWrap’s Steve Pond praised the film in his review out of TIFF, saying, “Causeway” is “a reminder that a subdued, understated Lawrence can be a truly compelling Lawrence.”

Check out the full trailer for “Causeway” in the video above. The film opens in select theaters and globally on Apple TV+ on Nov. 4.

The cast also includes Stephen McKinley Henderson and Linda Emond. “Causeway” is produced by Lawrence and Justine Ciarrocchi. Neugebauer, Jacob Jaffke, Sophia Lin, Patricia Clarkson, Kirk Michael Fellows and Christopher J. Surgent serve as executive producers.