New 'Rosemary's Baby'-Esque 'We Need to Talk About Kevin' Poster

August 10, 2011
Source: The Playlist

We Need to Talk About Kevin Poster

We need to talk… This is a stunning poster, and I'm not even sure if it's real. The Playlist recently revealed that a new poster was out for Lynne Ramsay's We Need to Talk About Kevin, the drama starring Tilda Swinton as the mother of a teenage boy that went on a school killing spree who tries to deal with her grief. We didn't feature the French trailer that recently hit the web for it, as we're waiting for an official one, but this poster is a good sign that this film is a lot darker and scarier than most are probably thinking. This design is pretty much lifted straight from the original Rosemary's Baby 1968 poster, but I still really like it.

I saw this film while in Cannes and it's damn good, really intense and dramatic and exquisitely conceived, so it's certainly deserving of a very dark poster like this. I really admire it - and so does Awards Daily. In full:

We Need to Talk About Kevin

A suspenseful and psychologically gripping exploration into a parent (Tilda Swinton) dealing with her child doing the unthinkable. The mother of a teenage boy (Ezra Miller) who went on a high school killing spree, tries to cope with her overwhelming grief and the feelings of responsibility for her child's actions.

We Need to Talk About Kevin is the third film by BAFTA nominated Scottish filmmaker Lynne Ramsay, of the features Ratcatcher and Morvern Callar previously. The screenplay was written by Lynne Ramsay & Rory Kinnear, adapted from Lionel Shriver's 2003 novel of the same name. This first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and Oscilloscope Labs is distributing in the US. We Need to Talk About Kevin is set for a limited awards opening starting December 2nd this holiday season. Stay tuned for an official trailer!

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Reader Feedback - 7 Comments


whenever i have to look at tilda swinton, its scary..

rocKKicker on Aug 10, 2011


Is that David Bowie in the background?

Poopipoo on Aug 10, 2011


tilda swinton and john c reilly? that's an odd combination

Tyler Morgan on Aug 10, 2011


Yea, it's a bit weird... I think John C. Reilly is outta place, but Swinton is just a damn good actor, so it works. It's a very twisted, dark, creepy, odd film... but very worth seeing.

Alex Billington on Aug 10, 2011


tilda swinton is always  excellent. i've never heard of this before now (thanks, alex!) but it's on my radar......sounds good.

Anonymous on Aug 10, 2011


Kings of New York showed what an intense actor John C. Reilly can be, even outside of the hilarity that is Will Ferrell.  I can't wait to see this movie!

Michelle Adcock on Aug 10, 2011


I read the novel recently and can honestly say that it's intense.  I don't think you guys will be disappointed and I certainly expect to see Tilda Swinton on quite a few red carpets this awards season.

AB on Aug 11, 2011

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