Darren Aronofsky’s Mysterious Jennifer Lawrence Thriller Has a Title, Will Hit Theaters in 2017
Setting aside the squirm-inducing recent reports that Darren Aronofsky and Jennifer Lawrence are dating (let’s just not even), the director’s next project remains one of our most highly-anticipated new films of…well, whenever. According to Paramount, “whenever” is sometime in 2017, and we finally have a name for this mysterious thriller, so we can stop referring to it as “Darren Aronofsky’s mysterious new thriller and oh by the way did you know that he’s dating Jennifer Lawrence, weird, right?”
Variety attended yesterday’s special Paramount preview event, where the studio unveiled the first footage from Martin Scorsese’s Silence (in typical Scorsese fashion, he’s still editing the film, which hits theaters this Christmas), along with a sneak peek at their controversial live-action Ghost in the Shell movie starring Scarlett Johansson (apparently she goes full-Lucy on some bad dudes, which sounds fun).
As for Aronofsky’s new film, Paramount revealed that the official title of the project is Mother, and although it does not have a concrete release date, it will hit theaters sometime next year. The film co-stars Javier Bardem, Domhnall Gleeson, Michelle Pfeiffer and Ed Harris, and centers on a couple whose seemingly ideal relationship is tested by the unexpected arrival of uninvited guests. Feel free to make sense of the film’s supporting cast, credited on IMDb with names like “fan,” “actress,” “soldier,” “refugee” and “protestor.”
Paramount also teased a few of their other upcoming 2017 titles, including Alexander Payne’s Downsizing (with Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig) and George Clooney’s Suburbicon (based on an old Coen Brothers screenplay).