Pearl, the envious, resentful aged villain of this 12 months’s intercourse constructive slasher flick “X,” is getting her personal film. A trailer has arrived for “Pearl,” which follows the titular character as a younger lady with massive goals. Mia Goth, who co-wrote the horror prequel with director Ti West, returns as Pearl, minus the old-age make-up.
“You solely get one take at this life,” Pearl is advised within the spot. Caught taking good care of her household on her childhood farm, she prays for for fame. “Please, lord, make me the largest star the world has ever recognized,” she pleads, “in order that I’ll get far, far-off from this place.”
Determined to flee and make a reputation for herself on-screen — whether or not it’s in dance flicks or the early iterations of porn she’s proven — Pearl goes to additional and additional lengths to get what she needs. The trailer sees her pushing her wheelchair-using father to the sting of an alligator-dwelling lake. She additionally appears to be terrorizing one other younger lady, her competitors at an audition.
However is all this actually a method to an finish? Or does Pearl simply get pleasure from doing “horrible, terrible, murderous issues”? “I’m anxious there could also be one thing actual improper with me,” she admits.
“X” was launched earlier this 12 months. Goth portrayed each Pearl and ultimate woman Maxine. An government producer on “Pearl,” Goth counts “Suspiria,” “Excessive Life,” and “Emma” amongst her appearing credit.
“Pearl” will display screen Out of Competitors at Venice Movie Competition, which runs August 31-September 10. The movie will open in theaters September 16.