If you wish to see Paul Mescal dance his coronary heart out, watch the brand new Carmen trailer from director Benjamin Millepied, the visionary choreographer behind Black Swan.
Mescal performs a devastatingly good-looking former U.S. Marine who betrays the border patrol and goes on the run with Melissa Barrera as Carmen, a girl who makes an attempt to cross the border illegally after shedding her mom.
You possibly can watch the Carmen trailer beneath.
Is that this the identical Carmen because the opera?
Millepied’s Carmen is a contemporary reimagining of the well-known 1875 opera composed by Georges Bizet, which was based mostly on the 1845 novella by Prosper Mérimée. Although it shares the identical fundamental storyline, the brand new Carmen strays very removed from the opera.
Succession composer Nicholas Britell composed an all-new rating for Millepied’s Carmen, which additionally consists of authentic songs by Julieta Venegas, Taura Stinson, Tracy ‘the D.O.C’ Curry. Not one of the songs from the unique opera are in Millepied’s Carmen — however Mescal himself does sing a tune, which is fairly cool. However you received’t see that within the Carmen trailer — you’ll have to attend to observe the film.
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Right here’s the total synopsis for Carmen
“Carmen follows a younger and fiercely unbiased lady who’s pressured to flee her house within the Mexican desert following the brutal homicide of her mom. Carmen (Melissa Barrera) survives a terrifying and harmful unlawful border crossing into the US, solely to be confronted by a lawless volunteer border guard, who cold-bloodedly murders two different immigrants in her group,” reads the official synopsis.
“When the border guard and his patrol accomplice, Aidan (Paul Mescal)—a Marine with PTSD—turn out to be embroiled in a lethal standoff, Carmen and Aidan are pressured to flee collectively. They make their manner north in the direction of Los Angeles in quest of Carmen’s mom’s greatest good friend, the mercurial Masilda (Rossy de Palma) and proprietor of La Sombra nightclub – a sanctuary of music and dance. Carmen and Aidan discover each solace and their unwavering love for each other within the security of Masilda’s magical refuge, however time is operating out because the police hunt closes in.”
Watch the Carmen trailer
Carmen arrives in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on April 21.
Essential Picture: Paul Mescal as Aidan in Carmen courtesy of Sony Photos Classics