may december is an upcoming film starring Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore that Netflix just picked up the rights to at the Cannes Film Festival. The figure is said to be a whopping $11 million and for North America alone.
The film was directed by Oscar nominee todd haynes (Far from Heaven, The Velvet Underground) and written by sami burch with script selected for The 2020 blacklist.
Haynes commented on the Netflix news right on the spot in Cannes:
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Director Todd Haynes on Netflix’s late-night purchase of ‘May December’: ‘It just made us all feel emboldened…’ #Cannes
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— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) May 23, 2023
from netflix may december It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and, at the time of writing, has a score of 89% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 35 reviews. the independent wrote: “May December is a film with no frills or special effects. It’s a very focused character study, buoyed by tremendous performances from Portman and Moore, that delves into areas that more mainstream dramas don’t.”
Times also praised the film: “An intensely compelling film about Hollywood vanity, interpersonal sadism, and the human capacity for self-delusion.”
Filming for the film took place in Savannah, Georgia between October and November 2022, with the film running for 113 minutes.
What is the plot of may december?
Here’s the Netflix synopsis may december:
“May December refers to the nature of a scandalous romance between a married woman and a 13-year-old boy that was a tabloid staple when it happened 20 years ago. As in the May-December romance between teacher Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau, Moore’s character served time for seducing an underage teenager, but eventually married the young man and they moved to start a family and live quietly. The trigger for the film is the interaction between the couple and an actress (Portman) who travels to Maine to study the life of the woman she will play in a film. Sparks fly between the three when unresolved issues resurface in a romantic drama.
Twenty years after their famous tabloid romance took the nation by storm, Gracie Atherton-Yu and her husband Joe (twenty-three years her junior) prepare for their twin boys to graduate from high school. When Hollywood actress Elizabeth Berry comes to spend time with the family to better understand Gracie, whom she will play in a movie, the family dynamic unravels under the pressure of the outside gaze. Joe, who never processed what happened in his youth, begins to confront the reality of life as an empty nester at thirty-six. And as Elizabeth and Gracie study each other, the similarities and differences between the two women begin to come and go. Set in quaint and comfortable Camden, Maine, May December is an exploration of truth, storytelling, and the difficulties (or impossibility) of fully understanding another person.
in a interview with Hayesthe prolific director said the film “explores one of the great capacities of the human species: our categorical refusal to look ourselves in the face.”
No trailer for the film has been released yet, though a short clip was released to the public during the 2023 Cannes Film Festival:
More clips of the cast and crew can be found on the film’s official page at Festival-Cannes.com website.
who is cast in may december?
from netflix may december is run by stars Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore. Portman, who only starred in one Netflix original called Annihilation (although it wasn’t available in the US), plays the role of Elizabeth and Moore (who starred in the Netflix series). The woman at the window and narrated The Mind: Explained) plays Gracie.
are united by Charles Melton, Jocelyn Shelfo, Cory Michael Smith, and Piper Curda.
What is the Netflix release date? may december?
Netflix has not announced a release date for may december yet, but we are waiting for some time this year. We must note that Netflix will only distribute the film in North America.