Families who cut open cadavers together stay together. That, at least, is the vibe given off by “The Autopsy of Jane Doe,” a thriller starring Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch as a team of father-son coroners whose latest corpse provides more questions than answers. Watch the film’s first teaser trailer below.
“The Autopsy of Jane Doe” marks the English-language debut of Norwegian filmmaker André Øvredal, who previously directed “Trollhunter.” The minute-long ad doesn’t show Cox and Hirsch performing what are typically thought of as the standard duties of a mortician, but the two of them do seem rather afraid of whatever’s on the other side of the door they’ve barricaded themselves behind. (Spoiler: It’s probably Jane Doe).
Ophelia Lovibond, Michael McElhatton, Parker Sawyers and Olwen Kelly co-star in the movie, which just screened at Fantastic Fest after first premiering in Toronto. IFC Midnight will release “The Autopsy of Jane Doe” on December 21.