Elisabeth Moss Is Terrifyingly Good in First Trailer for Alex Ross Perry’s Psychological Thriller ‘Queen of Earth’

After having its New York premiere at BAMcinemaFest back in June, Alex Ross Perry’s hazy psychological drama Queen of Earth is set to have its theatrical release on August 26th. Today you can see the first trailer for the quietly haunting feature, starring Emmy-nominee Elisabeth Moss and Katherine Waterston.  

As we noted in our BAMcinemaFest 2015 roundup:

In the last year, director Alex Ross Perry’s career has skyrocketed. Coming off the success of his sardonic sensation Listen Up Philip, not only is he now working on an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s The Names but he’s been hired to write the live-action feature adaption of Disney’s Winnie the Pooh. Yet his latest film, Queen of Earth, bares little resemblance to his previous films nor his more mainstream future. As a haunting psychological drama set at a lakeside cabin, the film feels like a departure or an experiment for Perry into new territory—and to our delight, it’s one of his finest features to 

Starring Elisabeth Moss, in a role that showcases her tremendous range and talent, alongside newcomer Katherine Waterston in an excellently-controlled performance, Queen of Earth centers around what happens when two friends reunite for a summer holiday. Indebted to anxious psychological thrillers and dramas of the 1970s, the sun-dappled and anxious film plays out as Virginia (Moss) begins unraveling her memories of the last year. Melding the past and the present, we watch as she spirals into a spine-chilling state as the two women’s life strangely begin to intersect. Queen of Earth highlights Perry’s versatile and unwavering talent, giving us characters as well-rounded and rich as the stunning 16mm cinematography they’re lensed through. 

Check out the trailer for yourself below and get excited for Queen of Earth‘s release later this summer.

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