While Alex Ross Perry‘s “Queen Of Earth” might, on the surface, seem like a straight-up, hair-raising nailbiter…well, it is that. But it’s also got a wickedly dark comedic undercurrent and that is on full display in this new U.S. trailer, complete with intentionally overwrought voiceover.
Featuring the one-two punch of Elisabeth Moss and Katherine Waterston in the lead roles, the story follows a couple of best friends who head out on a retreat to the country. Soon, however, a fissure forms between the pair… Here’s the synopsis:
Elisabeth Moss delivers a fearless performance in this tour-de-force portrait of psychological breakdown. In her second collaboration with acclaimed director Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip), she stars as Catherine, a woman careening towards emotional collapse after a one-two punch of heartbreaking events. Seeking peace and solitude, she heads to the secluded lakehouse of her best friend, Virginia (Inherent Vice’s Katherine Waterston). But their quiet country retreat becomes a journey into steadily mounting hysteria as past and present collide and the love-hate relationship between the two women threatens to tear them apart. Driven by Moss’ unforgettable performance, this darkly funny psychological thriller immerses viewers in the shattered mind of a woman on the edge.
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“Queen Of Earth” opens on August 26th. Check out the trailer below and read our review.