A24 Unveils the Chilling Trailer For Its Psychological Drama "God's Creatures"

A24 has its next psychological drama queued up, and it stars Emily Watson and Paul Mescal as a mother-son duo. "God's Creatures," set in an Irish fishing village, follows the strained relationship of Mescal's Brian O'Hara and Watson's Aileen O'Hara after a gruesome accusation of sexual assault threatens to unravel their family. A24 released the film's first trailer on Aug. 16, and it teases more details about a prodigal son's fall from grace in what critics describe as a chilling thriller.

Directing duo Saela Davis and Anna Rose Holmer premiered "God's Creatures" at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, which took place from May 17 to 28. Watson, at the annual cinema event, spoke to Deadline about the film and its connections to reality. "Mothers give their sons alibis for sexual crimes, and they are believed. And there are actual stories in Ireland of villages or towns where people have been accused of rape and the whole community closes around them and ostracizes the woman," she told the outlet, "so it's a very oppressing, real-life thing."

"God's Creatures" is expected to debut this fall. Read ahead for everything we know about the film, including the plot, cast, release date, and trailer.

"God's Creatures" Plot

The synopsis for the A24 psychological thriller reads as follows: "In a windswept fishing village, a mother is torn between protecting her beloved son and her own sense of right and wrong. A lie she tells for him rips apart their family and close-knit community in this tense, sweepingly emotional epic."

"God's Creatures" Cast

Mescal, Watson, and Franciosi lead the movie's ensemble cast.

"God's Creatures" Release Date

The film is set to hit theaters on Sept. 30.

"God's Creatures" Trailer

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