Sony Pictures Classics scooped up U.S. rights to David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method last week and now has released the official trailer, below. Produced by Jeremy Thomas (The Last Emperor), the film, which is in post-production, stars Viggo Mortenson as Sigmund Freud and Keira Knightley as the unbalanced patient of Freud’s protege, ambitious young psychiatrist Karl Jung (Michael Fassbender). Vincent Cassel co-stars as another patient who pushes the rival shrinks apart. More detail below.
Cronenberg is working again with director of photography Peter Suschitsky, costume designer Denise Cronenberg, editor Ronald Sanders (A History of Violence and Eastern Promises), and production designer James McAteer (A History of Violence) as well as composer Howard Shore (The Lord of the Rings trilogy). Christopher Hampton (Atonement) adapted his own play.