Now that writer-director Hossein Amini’s The Two Faces of January has a U.S. release date, albeit a limited theatrical one, a new domestic trailer for the noir thriller has debuted. Amini adapted the Patricia Highsmith novel that follows a charismatic American couple (Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst) who encounter Rydal, a young Greek-speaking American (Oscar Isaac) while touring the Acropolis. This relationship triangle grows ever more complicated as the couple’s dark history is revealed, along with Rydal’s true intentions.
The first trailer for the film did a great job at establishing dramatic tension, and this domestic cut is equal to the task, though it achieves the same result through a different angle. You’ll be able to check it out for yourself on VOD starting August 28th, or in its limited theatrical release on September 26th. Hit the jump to watch the U.S. trailer for The Two Faces of January.
Watch the new trailer for The Two Faces of January below:
Here’s the official synopsis for The Two Faces of January:
1962. A glamorous American couple, the charismatic CHESTER MACFARLAND (Mortensen) and his alluring younger wife COLETTE (Dunst), arrive in Athens by boat via the Corinthian Canal. While sightseeing at the Acropolis they encounter RYDAL (Isaac), a young, Greek-speaking American who is working as a tour guide, scamming tourists on the side. Drawn to Colette’s beauty and impressed by Chester’s wealth and sophistication, Rydal gladly accepts their invitation to dinner.
However, all is not as it seems with the MacFarlands and Chester’s affable exterior hides darker secrets. When Rydal visits the couple at their exclusive hotel, Chester presses him to help move the body of a seemingly unconscious man who he claims attacked him. In the moment, Rydal agrees but as events take a more sinister turn he finds himself compromised and unable to pull himself free. His increasing infatuation with the vulnerable and responsive Colette gives rise to Chester’s jealousy and paranoia, leading to a tense and dangerous battle of wits between the two men. Their journey takes them from Greece to Turkey, and to a dramatic finale played out in the back alleys of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar.