LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - North American distributor A24 has released a trailer for the sparse -- and scare-free -- Rooney Mara-Casey Affleck supernatural drama A Ghost Story.
The clip is a meditative exploration that shows a distraught Mara dealing with the tragedy of her deceased spouse, often manifested as a simple ghost in a bed sheet.
"When I was little we used to move all the time," Mara says. "I would write these notes, and I would fold them really small and I would hide them."
"What did they say?" Affleck asks.
"They were just things I wanted to remember so if I ever wanted to go back, there would be a piece of me waiting," Mara responds.
The film, which premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival, takes place almost entirely in a single house in Texas with a ghost wearing the bed sheet after Affleck's character dies in a car accident. David Lowery, who recently helmed Pete's Dragon, directed the film. [Editor's note: Lowery previously directed both Mara and Affleck in Ain't Them Bodies Saints, which is available at SBS On Demand - see below].
A24 acquired the U.S. rights prior to Sundance. Variety's Peter Debruge said in his review that the film defies "horror movie conventions in this delicate portrait of a restless spirit."
The movie opens in the US on July 7, and in Australia the following week (via Madman).
Watch the trailer for "A Ghost Story" below:
Watch 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' at SBS On Demand
Director: David Lowery
Starring: Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster
What's it about?
An outlaw (Casey Affleck) escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife (Rooney Mara) and the daughter he has never met.
By Dave McNary for Variety. Editing by Fiona Williams