Maggie Gyllenhaal is gearing up for a big fall season. In addition to returning to her leading role on HBO’s “The Deuce,” which returns for a second season in September, the actress is also leading the acclaimed Sundance indie “The Kindergarten Teacher.” The film is being released on the streaming platform this October and has debuted its first official trailer.
The movie marks writer-director Sara Colangelo’s adaptation of the 2014 Israeli film of the same name. Gyllenhaal stars as an elementary school teacher who forms a morally questionable relationship with one of her students after coming to believe he is a child prodigy. The supporting cast includes Gael Garcia Bernal, Rosa Salazar, and the young Parker Sevak.
“The Kindergarten Teacher” is set to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival next month and debuts October 12 on Netflix. Watch the trailer below.