Watch: Rebecca Hall in Official Trailer for Antonio Campos' 'Christine'
"Do I not seem okay?" The Orchard has unveiled an official trailer for Antonio Campos' film Christine, the fictional version of the story about Christine Chubbuck, the Florida news reporter who shot herself on live TV in the 1970s. Rebecca Hall plays Chubbuck in this version of the story, which dramatizes her life and the events leading to her infamous suicide in 1974. This film is one of two that premiered at Sundance this year about Chubbuck, the other is the docu-drama Kate Plays Christine. In addition to Rebecca Hall, the cast of this includes Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts, Timothy Simons, J. Smith-Cameron, Maria Dizzia and John Cullum. It's a very bleak drama that shows just how sad the state of news has become, with similar themes as Nightcrawler. The poster for this is also one of the best posters this year. See below.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Antonio Campos' Christine, in high def from Apple:
Christine (Rebecca Hall), always the smartest person in the room at her local Sarasota, Florida news station, feels like she is destined for bigger things and is relentless in her pursuit of an on-air position in a larger market. As an aspiring newswoman with an eye for nuance and an interest in social justice, she finds herself constantly butting heads with her boss (Tracy Letts), who pushes for juicier stories that will drive up ratings. Plagued by self-doubt and a tumultuous home life, Christine's diminishing hope begins to rise when an on-air co-worker (Michael C. Hall) initiates a friendship which ultimately becomes yet another unrequited love. Disillusioned as her world continues to close in on her, Christine takes a dark and surprising turn. Christine is directed by filmmaker Antonio Campos, of Afterschool and Simon Killer previously. The screenplay is written by Craig Shilowich. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The Orchard will release Christine in theaters starting October 14th this fall. Intrigued?