Christine is a film based on the shocking true events of TV reporter Christine Chubbuck, starring Rebecca Hall as the eponymous Christine. The film debuted this January at Sundance to critical acclaim, with Hall’s performance described as the best of her career, and now a trailer has been released to promote the film’s wide release later this year.
Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3) is joined by Michael C. Hall (Dexter) in the third directorial effort from Antonio Campos (Afterschool, Simon Killer). The film is written by Craig Shilowich in his first project. Christine is set in the 1970s, and focuses on Chubbuck’s dark struggle with depression as she works as a newswoman. Michael C. Hall portrays co-worker George Peter Ryan. The trailer showcases Rebecca Hall’s performance and establishes the sense of dread audiences can expect to find with the film as it continues to explore Chubbuck’s psyche.
The film is set for a wide release in America on 14th October, but while the film is set to debut in the UK at the London Film Festival this October, a wide release here is to be determined. An official synopsis and poster have also been released for the film, as shown below.
Rebecca Hall stars in director Antonio Campos’ third feature film, CHRISTINE, the story of a woman who finds herself caught in the crosshairs of a spiraling personal life and career crisis. Christine, always the smartest person in the room at her local Sarasota, Florida news station, feels like she is destined for bigger things and is relentless in her pursuit of an on-air position in a larger market. As an aspiring newswoman with an eye for nuance and an interest in social justice, she finds herself constantly butting heads with her boss (Tracy Letts), who pushes for juicier stories that will drive up ratings. Plagued by self-doubt and a tumultuous home life, Christine’s diminishing hope begins to rise when an on-air co-worker (Michael C. Hall) initiates a friendship which ultimately becomes yet another unrequited love. Disillusioned as her world continues to close in on her, Christine takes a dark and surprising turn.
Based on true events, Campos’ intimate and sensitive portrait of a woman on the brink is grounded by Hall’s impeccable and transformative performance as Christine. Rounding out the supporting cast are superlative performances by Michael C. Hall (“Dexter”), Tracy Letts (“Homeland,” Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright), Maria Dizzia (“Orange Is The New Black”), Timothy Simons (“Veep”) and J. Smith-Cameron (“Margaret”).
Christine is set for release in America on 14th October, with a UK release to be determined.