The first trailer for The Killing of a Sacred Deer has finally landed – and it’s just as terrifying as we thought.
The film, which received rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival this year, stars Colin Farrell, Barry Keoghan, and Nicole Kidman.
The psychological horror, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, tells the story of a surgeon (Colin) who adopts a teenager (Barry) into his family, but as the teen’s actions grow increasingly sinister, the doctor is forced to make a terrible decision.
While Barry starred in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk this summer, critics are saying that his role in The Killing of a Scared Deer will solidify his career in Hollywood.
The former Love/Hate star, who was dubbed as the “next big thing” by The Hollywood Reporter, was listed at number 5 on The Playlist’s “50 Most Exciting Emerging Actors & Filmmakers In 2017” list.
They report that Barry’s “turn in ‘Sacred Deer’ is not simply revelatory for the actor, it’s the pivot on which the whole film hinges, and amongst the reliably brilliant cast led by Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell.”
As well as that, they also wrote that Barry “doesn’t just hold his own as the unknowably malevolent teenager threatening the central ‘perfect’ family, he convincingly terrorizes them”, and that “2017 is going to be the year his truculent talents blow up”.
‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ is set for release in Irish cinemas on November 17th.