“I live a little differently than most people.”
NEON has debuted the first official trailer for William Oldroyd’s (Lady Macbeth) highly-anticipated big-screen adaptation of Ottessa Moshfegh’s first novel, ‘Eileen’ which won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for debut fiction and was shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize and the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award.
Directed by Oldroyd, from a screenplay by Luke Goebel and Moshfegh, the film stars Thomasin McKenzie (Last Night in Soho, Old), Anne Hathaway (Interstellar, The Devil Wears Prada), Shea Whigham (Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, Splinter), Siobhan Fallon Hogan (The House That Jack Built, Rushed), and Owen Teague (It, Reptile).
Set during a bitter 1964 Massachusetts winter, young secretary Eileen (McKenzie) becomes enchanted by Rebecca (Hathaway), the glamorous new counselor at the prison where she works. Their budding friendship takes a twisted turn when Rebecca reveals a dark secret — throwing Eileen onto a sinister path..
Eileen releases in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on December 1st and everywhere on December 8th. In the meantime, we’ll leave you with the first trailer to whet your appetite for this adaptation that looks set be just as charmingly disturbing as Moshfegh’s novel.