The fantastic Shailene Woodley-fronted drama The Fault in Our Stars took the box office by storm last weekend, but the actress stars in a coming-of-age story of a very different sort later this year. The first White Bird in a Blizzard clip has been released from writer/director Gregg Araki’s (Mysterious Skin) adaptation of the Laura Kasischke novel, and it shows Woodley and co-star Shiloh Fernandez enjoying their hypnotic, sexually-charged relationship. In the 80s-set film, Woodley plays a young woman whose life is upended when her beautiful, enigmatic mother (Eva Green) suddenly goes missing. The pic drew a mixed response following its debut at Sundance earlier this year, but Woodley’s a wonderfully talented actress so I’m curious to see how she fares with this more adult-centric material.
Hit the jump to watch the White Bird in a Blizzard clip. The film also stars Christopher Meloni, Gabourey Sidibe, Thomas Jane, and Angela Basset. White Bird in a Blizzard will be released on iTunes and VOD on September 25th and in theaters on October 24th.
Here’s the official synopsis for White Bird in a Blizzard:
Kat Connors is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother, Eve, a beautiful, enigmatic, and haunted woman, disappears – just as Kat is discovering and relishing her newfound sexuality. Having lived for so long in a stifled, emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother’s absence and certainly doesn’t blame her doormat of a father, Brock, for the loss. In fact, it’s almost a relief. But as time passes, Kat begins to come to grips with how deeply Eve’s disappearance has affected her. Returning home on a break from college, she finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother’s departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it…