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‘Complete Unknown’ Exclusive Clip: Rachel Weisz and Michael Shannon Pretend To Lead Different Lives In Romantic Identity Drama

What if you left your life and reinvented yourself? What if you did it again and again and again?

Complete Unknown

“Complete Unknown”

Amazon Studios/IFC Films

People walk in and out of your life all the time, and it’s not clear what they do after they leave. Are they the same person? Did they become just like you? Did they drop off the face of the map? Or did they in fact leave their old life behind and become someone else entirely? Joshua Marston’s new romantic identity drama “Complete Unknown” centers around a woman (Rachel Weisz) who constantly leaves her identity behind and reinvents herself, and soon tries to bring an ex-lover (Michael Shannon) into her spontaneous life. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

READ MORE: Sundance Review: Joshua Marston’s ‘Complete Unknown’ Starring Rachel Weisz And Michael Shannon

The film is written and directed by Joshua Marston. He’s best known for writing and directing the films “Maria Full of Grace” and “The Forgiveness of Blood,” as well as directing episodes of “Six Feet Under,” “In Treatment,” “The Good Wife,” and “The Newsroom.” Meanwhile, Rachel Weisz is best known for her work in “The Constant Gardener,” for which she won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, “About a Boy,” “The Deep Blue Sea,” and most recently “The Lobster.” Michael Shannon was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance in Sam Mendes’ “Revolutionary Road,” and has also starred in “Bug,” “Take Shelter,” “Midnight Special,” and the TV series “Boardwalk Empire.”

READ MORE: ‘Complete Unknown’ Trailer: Rachel Weisz And Michael Shannon Star In Romantic Identity Drama

“Complete Unknown” premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It will be released in August 26th from Amazon Studios and IFC Films.


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