Drake Doremus has made a career out of examining the trials and tribulations of relationships (see: “Like Crazy” and “Breathe In”), and while his new project, “Equals,” once again plays with similar romantic themes, he’s heading way into the future for his most ambitious relationship study yet.
Starring Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult, “Equals” centers around a dangerous and intoxicating relationship between two people who live in a futuristic society where nobody has or expresses emotions. Their bond threatens to destroy their systematic society and themselves, forcing the two into a risky game of love and survival. Guy Pearce, Kate Lyn Sheil, Bel Powley and Jacki Weaver also star.
“Equals” screened to favorable notices at festivals in Venice and Toronto last year. The movie was bought in a joint deal between A24 and DirecTV and will be released in theaters and On Demand sometime this summer. Watch the debut trailer above.