Addiction Hits Hard in Red Band Trailer for 'Heaven Knows What'
Drug addiction has been explored countless times on the big screen, but we may have never seen a story so grimy, brutal and intense as what seems to be on display in the red band trailer for Heaven Knows What. Directed by Josh & Benny Safdie, this film looks like a raw glimpse into the true story of a young woman who lived an unbelievable life addicted to drugs on the streets of New York City. The trailer itself is a bit trippy, giving just a taste of what the film might be like to experience as we follow Harley (Arielle Holmes acting out her real-life story) and her harrowing addiction. This one could be really hard to actually watch.
Here's the red band trailer for Josh & Benny Safdie's Heaven Knows What from Radius-TWC:
Heaven Knows What is directed by Josh & Benny Safdie (Lenny Cooke, Daddy Longlegs), who co-wrote the script with Ronald Bronstein. Harley loves Ilya. He gives her life purpose, sets her passion ablaze. So when he asks her to prove her love by slitting her wrists, she obliges with only mild hesitation, perhaps because of her other all-consuming love: heroin. Arielle Holmes plays Harley in the film based on her real-life story of l'amour fou, heroin addiction, and scraping by on the streets of NYC. Caleb Landry Jones co-stars as Ilya in the film that played Venice, NYFF, Toronto, Tokyo and more. Radius-TWC releases sometime this year.