Considering the layered intensity both Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots can exude in one single glance (they have some of the most intense eyes in the business), pairing them up on screen as an enigmatic couple sounds like a dangerous and evocative affair. Such is the case in Matthew M. Ross’ directorial debut “Frank & Lola,” and it seems like our early predictions for their sizzling chemistry are true based on the first clip from the film above.
The official synopsis reads: “Frank is a brooding, staunch Las Vegas chef who always focused his energy into his culinary talents — until he meets Lola, a young and beautiful enigma. Together, Frank and Lola build an intense relationship that saves each other from their mutual despair. Cracks begin to show after Lola suddenly cheats on Frank, which leads to Frank’s evolving mistrust of Lola and a growing obsession with an imposing man from her past. As Frank is given the chance to cook for a famed Parisian restaurateur, he is overcome by extreme thoughts of betrayal, causing him to seek revenge and answers. But what he learns about Lola is not black and white, and trust gives way to a web of deceit.”
The film is one of Sundance’s hottest titles this year, and it even has the backing of Killer Films. Watch the clip above, courtesy of Deadline.