Oscar winner Natalie Portman is channelling a little bit of Lady Gaga to play a fierce pop star in the indie musical drama “Vox Lux”, but it’s a new song by Sia that’s the focus of the latest trailer for the film.
In “Vox Lux”, Portman is Celeste, a pop singer battling addiction and trauma as she struggles to stay relevant in the music industry. Spanning Celeste’s past and present in two different narratives, including her discovery by her manager which comes at a time of trauma. A survivor of a tragic event, she’s discovered singing at a memorial service with her sister, Eleanor (Stacy Martin). With a whole lot of eye glitter and a New York accent, the tough-talking Celeste navigates the spotlight and the skeletons in her closet in the drama.
The film features brand new original songs written by Sia, including the track “Wrapped Up” which can be heard in the latest trailer. The songs will be released on the “Vox Lux” soundtrack on December 14 while the movie will arrive in select Canadian theatres next month.
Actress Raffey Cassidy does double duty, taking on both the roles of Albertine and young Celeste in flashbacks while Willem Dafoe serves as the movie’s narrator. The film also marks the re-teaming of Portman with her “Closer” co-star Jude Law who stars as her manager.
Directed by Brady Corbet, “Vox Lux” held its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September where ET Canada caught up with the cast to get the details on the film, which will land in theatres in December.