The first official photos for the upcoming film adaptation of Ottessa Moshfegh’s period thriller drama Eileen have been revealed, providing us with our first look at leading stars Anne Hathaway and Thomasin McKenzie. The film had its world premiere last weekend at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival.
The Eileen photos tease the chemistry between Hathaway and McKenzie as they portray the respective roles of Dr. Rebecca St. John and Eileen, who work together at a prison. They’ll form an unlikely bond which will somehow lead them to get involved in a shocking crime.
Check out the Eileen photos below:
Eileen is directed by William Oldroyd from a screenplay written by Moshfegh and Luke Goebel. The film stars Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit, Last Night in Soho), Anne Hathaway (The Devil Wears Prada), Shea Whigham (True Detective), Marin Ireland (The Umbrella Academy), and Owen Teague (The Stand).
“The film follows a peculiar young woman whose dreary life stretches on toward unending misery,” reads the synopsis (via Sundance). “In frigid 1960s Boston, Eileen (Thomasin McKenzie) shuffles between her father’s dingy, emotionally haunted home, and the prison where she works alongside colleagues who have ostracized her. When an intoxicating woman (Anne Hathaway) joins the prison staff, Eileen is taken. Just when the possibility of a salvational friendship (or maybe more) takes hold and forms a singular glimmer in Eileen’s darkness, her newfound confidant entangles her in a shocking crime that alters all.”
The film is produced by Goebel, Oldroyd, Moshfegh, Anthony Bregman, Stefanie Azpiazu, and Peter Cron. Executive producers are Farhana Bhula, Ollie Madden, Julia Oh, Gregory Zuk, and Jamin O’Brien.