If you wanted to see a few seconds of Jeff Goldblum dancing, you’re in the right place. But something about this first trailer for The Mountain tells us that the drama won’t be all fun and games. Set in the 1950s, the story centers on Goldblum’s character, Dr. Wallace Fiennes, who goes on a tour of sorts to promote lobotomies as a treatment of asylum patients, as you do. Joining him in this venture is Tye Sheridan‘s Andy, a troubled young man who acts as the doctor’s assistant and photographer but who harbors doubts about the brutal practice’s efficacy, especially concerning his own mother who was subjected to it.
Normally, going on a road trip with Goldblum sounds like a blast as you’ll never know just what he’s going to do but you can rest assured that he’ll always be entertaining. But going on tour with a quack who believes that jamming metal rods into people’s brains through their eyes is therapeutic, well that adds a whole new wrinkle to the proceedings. There’s a simmering rage underneath the surface of Andy’s quiet demeanor in this trailer, paired with the possible insanity of the good doctor himself, and I, for one, am very curious to see just what happens when these two come together.
Director Rick Alverson‘s The Mountain also stars Hannah Gross, Denis Lavant, and Udo Kier. Look for it in theaters July 26.
Watch the first trailer for The Mountain below:
In theaters July 26!
Here’s the official synopsis for The Mountain:
Set against the 1950’s “golden age” of American male supremacy, an introverted young photographer (Tye Sheridan) joins a renowned lobotomist (Jeff Goldblum) on a tour to promote the doctor’s recently-debunked procedure. As he increasingly identifies with the asylum’s patients, he becomes enamored with a rebellious young woman (Hannah Gross) and lost in the burgeoning New Age movement of the west. Also starring Denis Lavant and Udo Kier.