Opening with Aphex Twin’s beautifully melancholy tune “Avril 14th,” Spike Jonze’s highly-anticipated new feature Her has finally arrived with a first trailer. With little known on the project—save it’s great ensemble featuring Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, and Chris Pratt—the film stars Joaquin Phoenix as a writer who falls in love with a computer operating system. But although that description may seem vague, the trailer suggest it’s much more of a meditation on the insanity of love overall and how deeply it effects our lives.
Speaking to the film this summer, Jonze said, “It’s a movie set in the slight future of L.A. and Joaquin Phoenix’s character buys the world’s first artificially intelligent operating system… it basically turns into a human, this entity, this consciousness, on his computer,” but turns, “into something more romantic.” Also to be noted, Arcade Fire—who have collaborated with Jonze in the past—have provided the score for Her. Get excited.
Check out the first trailer and poster for the film below.