LD Entertainment has released the first official image from the romantic thriller Therese, along with the announcement that the film will be released in theaters on September 27th. Based on the Emile Zola novel Therese Raquin, the film stars Elizabeth Olsen as a young woman trapped in an arranged marriage who conspires with her lover to dispose of her sickly cousin husband. Oscar Isaac plays Olsen’s love interest, while Harry Potter’s Tom Felton plays the character’s husband. Jessica Lange also stars as Olsen’s aunt. The film will hit theaters this September, but is also expected to make the fall film festival rounds in anticipation of an awards season run.
Hit the jump to check out the scandalous image, along with the official synopsis. Directed by Charlie Startton, Therese also stars Shirley Henderson, John Kavanagh, Mackenzie Crook, and Matt Lucas.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Therese:
Set in the lower depths of 1860s Paris, THERESE is a tale of obsessive love, adultery and revenge based on Emile Zola’s scandalous novel, Thérèse Raquin. Therese (Elizabeth Olsen of “Martha Marcy May Marlene”), a sexually repressed beautiful young woman, is trapped into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille (Tom Felton of the “Harry Potter” franchise), by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin (two-time Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jessica Lange). Therese spends her days confined behind the counter of a small shop and her evenings watching Madame play dominos with an eclectic group. After she meets her husband’s alluring friend, Laurent (Oscar Isaac), she embarks on an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences.