A24 has released the first trailer for the upcoming film Love Lies Bleeding, directed by Rose Glass and starring Kristen Stewart. Watch the trailer below.
Set in the late ‘80s, Love Lies Bleeding features Stewart as Lou, a reclusive gym manager in a rural Nevada town who gets entangled in a romance with Jackie (Katy O’Brian), a bisexual bodybuilder who stops in on her way to Las Vegas. After their initial meet-cute, the couples’ love “ignites violence,” and pulls them into the dark world of Lou’s criminal family, led by her father (Ed Harris).
The trailer gives viewers a taste of the steamy madness, pairing shots of impassioned embraces with flashes of gunfire, images of cash-counting, anxious pleas to “get back in the car,” blood-splattered faces, and more, all with the apt tagline: “Revenge gets ripped.” Watch the trailer below.
Joining Stewart, O’Brian, and Harris on the film’s cast will be Jena Malone, Anna Baryshnikov, and Dave Franco. The film was co-written by Glass and Weronika Tofilska, and is produced by Andrea Cornwell and Oliver Kassman. The film will premiere next year at the Sundance Film Festival, and will arrive in theaters on March 8th.
Glass’ directorial debut, Saint Maud, premiered in 2019, and was praised for its unique approach to storytelling in the horror genre. In his review, Consequence’s Ryan Larson praised the film as “a fantastic and gripping debut from an exciting new talent.”
As for Stewart, she appeared in David Cronenberg’s 2022 body horror film, Crimes of the Future. Earlier this year, she cheekily issued a casting call for a “super gay ghost hunting adventure,” and in March, she directed the film, the 14-minute visual companion piece for boygenius’ debut full-length, the record (one of Consequence‘s best albums of 2023).