Netflix have released the trailer for The Lost Daughter.
Irish actor Paul Mescal stars alongside Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Peter Sarsgaard and Jessie Buckley in the film, which tells the story of woman on a seaside vacation who becomes consumed with a young mother and daughter she meets.
The film lands in select cinemas on December 17 and on Netflix on December 31, and the official trailer was released on Monday.
The Lost Daughter has been adapted from Elena Ferrante’s 2006 novel of the same name, and will be Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut.
The synopsis of the film reads: “Alone on a seaside vacation, Leda (Olivia Colman) becomes consumed with a young mother (Dakota Johnson) and daughter as she watches them on the beach.”
“Unnerved by their compelling relationship (and their raucous and menacing extended family), Leda is overwhelmed by her own memories of the terror, confusion, and intensity of early motherhood.”
“An impulsive act shocks Leda into the strange and ominous world of her own mind, where she is forced to face the unconventional choices she made as a young mother and their consequences.”
Paul’s role in The Lost Daughter was the first big acting job he landed after he shot to fame in Normal People last year.
The 25-year-old is also set to star in a movie adaptation of Carmen, which he filmed in Australia late last year.
The upcoming film will re-imagine one of the world’s most celebrated operas under the same name, penned by Oscar-winning screenwriter Alexander Dinelaris Jr.
The Kildare native will star alongside Melissa Barrera in the flick.