“Stonehearst Asylum” trailer featuring Brendan Gleeson and David Thewlis!
Just in time for Halloween, a trailer and details about Brendan Gleeson (Mad-Eye Moody) and David Thewlis’s (Remus Lupin) new film, Stonehearst Asylum have been released, as well as plenty of information about the film.
The film is based on an 1844 Edgar Allan Poe story, “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Feather.” This film project was previously titled Eliza Graves. Here’s some more about what the film is about:
The films abounds with twists and turns set against a richly textured and lush, stylized Victorian-era visual palette. Boasting a panoply of British and Irish talent, including Sir Ben Kingsley, Sir Michael Caine, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, Jim Sturgess and Kate Beckinsale, among others, Anderson’s genre mash-up touches on everything from Hitchcockian suspense to period drama to bloody horror to romance and even some macabre humor. Although things feel a bit directionally convoluted at times, where Anderson excels is keeping us riveted to the screen with the constant intrigue of this delicious descent into madness.
Brendon Gleeson plays a character who is
a Victorian-era medical school professor-cum-surgeon.
His character holds views that are
typical of the medical thinking of the day. Women are dismissed as mere chattel, and their illnesses are all diagnosed as ‘hysteria’ with favored treatments being electro-shock therapy and placement in an asylum; after all, ‘every mad woman insists she’s sane’ when she really isn’t. And as the Alienist demonstrates on a drugged-out and obviously distressed young woman who pleads for sanctuary and help from the observing medical students, in the Alienist’s thinking, a grope, jab and fondle of the females also goes a long way.
David Thewlis is also in the film, playing a character called Mickey Finn. At this moment, we do not know more about his role in the film, although you can see him in the trailer below.
Check out the trailer below (Warning: This film contains dark content):
For more information about the plot of the film, visit the original article here. The film also stars Sir Ben Kingsley, Kate Beckinsale, and Sir Michael Caine. The film is out now in the US.
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