Poor Things

Now Playing/Release Date: 12-08-2023

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YORGOS LANTHIMOS

A Note About the Director

In early 2020, Lanthimos asked Stone to join him as a producer on the film, along with award- winning producers Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe and their company Element Pictures. While he and Stone had both been in extended conversations about her playing Bella since 2017, they also discussed thoughts on the script, cast, and crew, and it became clear that she would be a huge asset as a producer – she agreed to join them. Guiney and Lowe have produced all Lanthimos’ English language films. Their first collaboration together was on The Lobster in 2015, and Stone and Lanthimos had also more recently collaborated on his black and white, silent short film Bleat, shot in 2020, on the island of Tinos in Greece.

From filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos and producer Emma Stone comes the incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter (Stone), a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe). Under Baxter’s protection, Bella is eager to learn. Hungry for the worldliness she is lacking, Bella runs off with Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo), a slick and debauched lawyer, on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, Bella grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation. 

Directed by:

Yorgos Lanthimos

Screenplay by:

Tony McNamara

Produced by:

Ed Guiney p.g.a., Andrew Lowe p.g.a., Yorgos Lanthimos p.g.a., Emma Stone p.g.a.

Cast:

Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe, Ramy Youssef, Christopher Abbott, Suzy Bemba, Jerrod Carmichael, Kathryn Hunter, Vicki Pepperdine, Margaret Qualley, Hanna Schygulla

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