If you’re squeamish, you may want to steer clear of the poster for Jennifer Lawrence’s new movie, Mother! — when we say it gives new meaning to the expression “bleeding heart,” we mean that in the most literal sense.
In the grotesquely beautiful poster painted by artist James Jean, an angelic-looking Lawrence has ripped her presumably still-beating heart from her own chest and is cupping it tenderly in her hands.
We all know Jennifer Lawrence isn’t afraid to go against the grain, and this poster proves the A-list actor isn’t tempering her bold movie choices with time. She may be making bank these days for blockbusters like Passengers, X-Men and The Hunger Games, but Lawrence still chooses more eccentric roles too.
This most recent creative direction, though, may have something to do with who Lawrence is rumored to be dating: director Darren Aronofsky. With haunting films like Black Swan and Requiem for a Dream to his credit, Aronofsky clearly gravitates toward complex fare.
Given that Lawrence got her big break thanks to the gritty, critically acclaimed sleeper hit Winter’s Bone, her coupling with Aronofsky seems like a natural fit. Only time will tell if the rumor mill is right about their relationship, and if so, whether or not it will inform Lawrence’s gravitation toward more roles like this one.
As of now, Lawrence’s upcoming roles are a bit of a mixed bag.
Set for release in March 2018, Red Sparrow is about a sexy Russian spy who falls for a CIA officer. Bad Blood tells the story of an entrepreneur who creates a biotech company but has her integrity called into question. It’s What I Do sees Lawrence playing real-life wartime photographer Lynsey Addario, who was held captive by the Libyan Army in 2011. And in Zelda, she’ll play the title character of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife.
So what does the movie teased by Lawrence’s strange poster entail? Well, according to the short synopsis, “a couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.”
One thing is for sure — with Lawrence and Javier Bardem playing the couple and big names like Domhnall Gleeson, Ed Harris, Kristen Wiig and Michelle Pfeiffer starring, Mother! should be worth any temporary gastrointestinal distress caused by the teaser poster.