una trailer

Rooney MaraBen Mendelsohn, and Riz Ahmed are some of the most intriguing talents in the indie and arthouse movie scene today, so the prospect of all three of them appearing in a movie together is pretty exciting, to say the least.

The movie is called Una and the trailer for this sordid drama plays out shades of Lolita and Girl on the Train, balancing psychosexual thriller elements with some good old-fashioned domestic drama. I’m not quite sure what to make of it, but again, I would watch Mara, Mendelsohn, and Ahmed read a phone book.

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Una trailer

Ben Mendelsohn has made quite a name for himself playing villains, criminals, deadbeats, and other unsavory types in everything from Animal Kingdom to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story over the past few years. But Una may give him his most unsettling role yet.

Directed by Benedict Andrews from a script by David Harrower (who also wrote the play it’s based on), Una stars Rooney Mara as a young woman who sets out to confront the man who abused her years ago. Mendelsohn plays that man, who has since managed to rebuild his life under an assumed name. Riz Ahmed co-stars as his co-worker. Surprise! Bet you weren’t expecting a Star Wars reunion in a harrowing sex abuse drama. Watch the Una trailer below.  Read More »