In Destroyer Trailer Nicole Kidman Is Haunted By Her Past

We do love actors who play out their so-called comfort zone and deliver what looks a fantastic performance. Nicole Kidman is the latest actor to test those waters in Destroyer and Annapurna Pictures has released the First Trailer.

The film is directed by The Invitation director Karyn Kusama and Kidman seems haunted by her past in the gritty drama. She plays Erin Bell LAPD agent whose undercover past is unearthed when an old gang leader resurfaces. She must go after the remaining gang members and defeat those ‘demons’ and close that painful case.

Already the film is grabbing the headlines not just for Kidman’s performance but also how recognisable she is too. Big fan of the pulpy mettlesome neo-noir, which will tick all the boxes for noir fans…

As the above Trailer is the American Trailer, we don’t have UK version yet. Below is the Synopsis been used for the film’s sold out run at BFI London Film Festival

As a fledgeling cop, LAPD detective Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman) and her partner were placed undercover in the California desert to infiltrate a notorious criminal gang, led by terrifyingly unstable frontman Silas. Still reeling from the trauma of her experience years later, Erin is forced to confront her demons when signs indicate that Silas has re-emerged. Reluctantly delving back into the painful facts of the investigation, she goes in search of the remaining members of his posse, determined to learn Silas’ whereabouts and finally close the case that almost destroyed her. Dripping in sweltering atmosphere and stifling foreboding, this deliciously downbeat detective tale is arguably Karyn Kusama’s most exquisitely realised and accomplished film yet, recalling the sunlit exteriors of hardboiled Californian crime classics such as Chinatown and To Live and Die in LA. But unlike the testosterone-fuelled drive of those films, Destroyer is a distinctly female story, once again proving Kusama’s commitment to placing women at the centre of genre narratives, as demonstrated in such diverse work as Æon Flux and Jennifer’s Body. And this time around, Kusama finds abundant support from Kidman, whose thrillingly uninhibited performance further showcases her intrinsic ability to truly lose herself in a character, both physically and emotionally. [source- BFI London Film Festival]

Destroyer will land in the UK and Irish cinemas from 25th January 2019. The film also stars Sebastian Stan, Toby Kebbell, Bradley Whitford, Jade Pettyjohn, and Scoot McNairy.

Source: Annapurna Pictures

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