The other day Steve posted the first images from “Werner Herzog’s My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done”, which is set to premier at the Toronto Film Festival next month, and now a trailer for the film has gone online (link after the jump). The film stars Michael Shannon, Willem Dafoe, Chloe Sevigny, Udo Kier, and Michael Pena.
The trailer is cut to make the film look like a straightforward thriller that leaves out the whodunit and replaces it with the whydunit, but the synopsis and the Werner Herzog name tell me this will be anything but straightforward:
Inspired by true events, “My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done”, is a story of ancient myth and modern madness. Brad Macallam, an aspiring actor performing in a Greek tragedy, commits the crime he is to enact in the play by killing his mother. The mystery unfolds in a series of flashbacks displaying the psychological destruction of the killer set off by an ill-fated white-water kayaking trip in a distant land.
Oh yes, and the film is being “Presented by” David Lynch, who I doubt would lend his name to anything that didn’t wholly embrace the bizarre. It all seems very meta and I definitely dig the vibe.
Toronto will be busy for Herzog, who is also premiering “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans” at the festival.