The international trailer for Martha Marcy May Marlene has gone online and it makes the film look a little too much like an intense thriller rather than the unnerving, creepy flick that gets under your skin. However, the trailer also highlights John Hawkes’ incredible performance as a seductive and violent cult leader and I’m hoping he’ll stand-out in the increasingly crowded Best Supporting Actor race.
Hit the jump to check out the international trailer and poster. The film also stars Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, and Hugh Dancy. Martha Marcy May Marlene will play at the Toronto International Film Festival, open domestically in limited release on October 21st, and is due out in the UK in early 2012.
Trailer and poster via Empire.
Here’s the official synopsis for Martha Marcy May Marlene:
MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE stars Elizabeth Olsen as Martha, a damaged woman haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, who struggles to reassimilate with her family after fleeing a cult.