We had known Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!” centers around a couple, played by Jennifer Lawnrence and Javier Bardem, whose existence is threatened by the arrival of uninvited guests to their home. But the official trailer makes it clear there’s an insane amount of psychological hell that awaits Lawrence’s character. Luckily, Aronofsky isn’t letting every secret out just yet.
The biggest takeaway is that Lawrence isn’t holding back under Aronofsky’s tightening grip. She’s throwing herself completely into her character’s mental breakdown and it looks absolutely horrifying. The last time an Aronofsky female lead lost her mind it was Natalie Portman in “Black Swan,” which was an Oscar-winning performance. Can “mother!” bring Lawrence to the Dolby Theater?
We’ll have to see, but “mother!” is clearly Lawrence’s very own “Black Swan” star vehicle. Watch the trailer here, and click through the gallery to see why. “mother!” opens September 15.