Neon has released a new trailer for Vox Lux starring Natalie Portman as a pop star whose career took off after a tragedy, and who is now attempting a comeback after a scandal almost ruined her.
The movie is directed by Brady Corbet, an actor who has starred in 24, Funny Games, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Melancholia, and Force Majeure, and who made his directorial debut with 2015’s The Childhood of a Leader. It also stars Raffey Cassidy (Tomorrowland, The Killing of a Sacred Deer), Jude Law (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, The Grand Budapest Hotel), Stacy Martin (Nymphomaniac, All the Money in the World), and Jennifer Ehle (The King’s Speech, Zero Dark Thirty). Sia wrote original songs for the film.
Continue below for a synopsis and to check out the new trailer.
VOX LUX, A 20th Century Portrait, begins in 1999 when teenage Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) survives a violent tragedy. After singing at a memorial service, Celeste transforms into a burgeoning pop star with the help of her songwriter sister (Stacy Martin) and talent manager (Jude Law). Celeste’s meteoric rise to fame dovetails with a personal and national loss of innocence, consequently elevating the young powerhouse to a new kind of celebrity: American icon, secular deity, global superstar.
By 2017, adult Celeste (Natalie Portman) is mounting a comeback after a scandalous incident almost derailed her career. Touring in support of her sixth album, a compendium of sci-fi anthems entitled, “Vox Lux,” the indomitable, foul-mouthed pop savior must overcome her personal and familial struggles to navigate motherhood, madness and monolithic fame.
If you missed it, click right here for a previously released trailer.
Vox Lux is set to be released in limited theaters on December 7th, followed by a wide release on December 14th.
Vox Lux (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
– Featuring Original Songs Written by Sia
– Including “Wrapped Up” Performed by Natalie Portman
ORIGINAL SCORE BY SCOTT WALKER
“Wrapped Up” coming 12/7
Soundtrack available 12/14