Terence Davies gets scary with a thriller starring David Thewlis

Director Terence Davies is gearing up to follow up his highly acclaimed 2002 drama The Deep Blue Sea with a period thriller, And Just Like That, starring David Thewlis as a priest who has…

Terence Davies gets scary with a thriller starring David Thewlis

Director Terence Davies is gearing up to follow up his highly acclaimed 2002 drama The Deep Blue Sea with a period thriller, And Just Like That, starring David Thewlis as a priest who has to come to terms with allegations of rape while dealing with contemporary anxieties about priests abusing children. The film’s official teaser-trailer has just dropped and it looks as scary as it is disturbing, with Davies directing it with a minimalist style and Matthew Broderick and Melisa McCarthy alternating between juicy production shots of riotous parties and wind-swept fields.

And Just Like That is being distributed by Sony Pictures Classics on September 5. Davies recently completed a production of Kings of Pastry, a fact-based story about the Romanian uprising against the Ottoman Empire, and is currently preparing to begin shooting his final film, The Journey of Stuart Little, about the eponymous Disney character from a 20th century British novel.

The trailer isn’t bad at all — even if it is a much more straightforward affair than the acclaimed, multi-stranded look of the dramatic jazz biopic The Deep Blue Sea.

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