In the Christmas / New Year lull we had this the Greta trailer drop on our desk, a film we knew little of until we had it sent across to us and its looks pretty intriguing too.
Starring Chloë Grace Moretz as Frances , a sweet, naïve young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City and therefore doesn’t think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is Greta (Isabelle Huppert), an eccentric French piano teacher with a love for classical music and an aching loneliness. Having recently lost her mother, Frances quickly grows closer to widowed Greta. The two become fast friends — but Greta’s maternal charms begin to dissolve and grow increasingly disturbing as Frances discovers that nothing in Greta’s life is what it seems in this suspense thriller from Academy Award®-winning director Neil Jordan.
Moretz and Huppert are joined by co-stars Maika Monroe, Colm Feore, Stephen Rea. Neil Jordan directs a script he co-wrote with Ray Wright whose most notable film was the remake of George A Romero’s The Crazies in 2010.
We like Chloe Grace Moretz (despite her having dated Brooklyn Beckham famous for……..well nothing really except being David & Victoria’s son and also for publishing a book of dreadful happy snaps) and Isabelle Huppert is always good especially in the controversial rape drama ‘Elle‘ helmed by enfant terrible director, Paul Verhoeven.
Greta is also directed by Neil Jordan whose films are always of interest and gives good interview too. The last time we interviewed him was way back in 2012 when he was doing the rounds for his vampire film ‘Byzantium’ and was laid up with a broken leg.
Greta opens in the USA on 1st March 2019 and in the UK on 19th April 2019
Here’s the Greta trailer…….