Jake Gyllenhaal in First Trailer for Dan Gilroy's Film 'Velvet Buzzsaw'

January 10, 2019
Source: YouTube

Velvet Buzzsaw Trailer

"No originality. No courage." Netflix has debuted the first official trailer for an indie drama titled Velvet Buzzsaw, which is premiering at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in just a few weeks. Velvet Buzzsaw is the latest feature from screenwriter-turned-director Dan Gilroy, following up Nightcrawler and Roman J. Israel, Esq.. He teams up with Jake Gyllenhaal again for a film that is described as "a thriller set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce." That sounds quite enticing and very provocative. The film's cast includes Rene Russo, Toni Collette, Zawe Ashton, Tom Sturridge, Natalia Dyer, Daveed Diggs, Billy Magnussen, and John Malkovich. Ahahaha this looks so killer, totally wild and wicked and mysterious. I really can't wait to see this and find out what's really going on here. You have to check out this vivid trailer.

Here's the first official trailer for Dan Gilroy's Velvet Buzzsaw, direct from Netflix's YouTube:

Velvet Buzzsaw Film

All art is dangerous. Velvet Buzzsaw is a thriller set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce. Velvet Buzzsaw is both written and directed by American writer-filmmaker Dan Gilroy, his third feature film after directing Nightcrawler and Roman J. Israel, Esq. previously; he also worked on the screenplays for Chasers, The Fall, Real Steel, The Bourne Legacy, and Kong: Skull Island. This is premiering at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival coming up later this month. Netflix will then release Dan Gilroy's Velvet Buzzsaw streaming exclusively starting on February 1st, 2019 next month. First impression? How does that look?

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I am in.. but wtf, trailer is too damn long and shows too much !!

Tester on Jan 10, 2019


Yeah, way too much revealed. I guess we know the fate of Toni Collette...

THE_RAW_ on Jan 10, 2019


Finds the man of her dreams and wins the lottery? (didn't watch the trailer, I'll wait for one that isn't so revealing.)

grimjob on Jan 10, 2019



THE_RAW_ on Jan 11, 2019


Probably because the movie is bad and they're desperately trying to sell it.

Butchy Butch on Jan 10, 2019


Looks interesting. I really like Jake Gyllenhaal channeling Nicholas Cage here lol.

Oblique on Jan 10, 2019


Well, why would art hold still and wait for our reaction? If done well, I might enjoy this ...

shiboleth on Jan 10, 2019


Looks bonkers. I dug Nightcrawler so I'll check this out as well.

THE_RAW_ on Jan 10, 2019


I wish I could even half way tolerate Jake Gyllenhaal because he seems to be making a movie every other week...but alas...I just can't...tolerate him that is..., this director's work as both a director and a writer on other than his own movies has failed to match my sensibilities with his. They just fall short...very short...and simply don't work. It's like they are almost too obvious and their tone is off. So, I'll take a huge pass on this one that just looked really silly to me....and the trailer did show too much by letting us know the outcome of an actress well known to all. Dumb....

thespiritbo on Jan 10, 2019


I thought Nightcrawler was a cracking film with a tour de force performance from Jake. I mean he was creepily unnerving. Just the right sound of weird to be believable.

Payne by name on Jan 11, 2019


I feel like this director is going to be really hitting his stride in a couple more films.

DAVIDPD on Jan 12, 2019


Had high expectations going into the trailer... Nightcrawler was clever without being cheeky, and possessing great insight into a specific kind of psyche. I cannot say I have hopes for the same from this film, judging from the trailer. Hollywood has always been very predictable and unoriginal when it comes to portraying/parodying the art world, and this looks like more of the same, with what looks like some Jumanji-by-way-of-horror visuals thrown in. For a good/great narrative film set in the art world, see Östlund's Cannes-winner The Square.

Terry Craig on Jan 15, 2019


so many comments like: trailer shows too much! I or movie is bad! I mean, you really think that a longer trailer reveals the complete story? Some comments around here are just can you react to a trailer as you already seen the movie??? Also, @terry@terrycraig:disqus , how can you judge a movie you did not see? I think people are just ignorant these days...maybe there are too many movies nowadays, and we all start judging movies by looking at a poster or seeing a trailer...however,this is definitely wrong

Paul3077 on Jan 16, 2019


enjoyed this trailer: love the people in it, watched it blind and unprompted and thought it was going to be an art drama, sufificiently intrigued now to go and see it. job done!

son_et_lumiere on Feb 2, 2019

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