After breaking out with a terrific turn in “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” Elizabeth Olsen has yet to find a way to top that performance. But with the upcoming period pic “Therese,” that could change. Ahead of its September 27 release and planned Oscar campaign, LD Entertainment has released the first still from the drama, and it’s a scorcher.
Set in the lower depths of 1860s Paris, the film, based on Emile Zola’s scandalous novel “Therese Raquin,” stars Olsen as a sexually repressed woman, stuck in loveless marriage to her sickly cousin (Tom Felton of “Harry Potter” fame), and tyrannized by her domineering aunt (Jessica Lange). Things heat up for the titular Therese when she embarks on a torrid affair with her husband’s friend (Oscar Isaac).
Check out the still below.