Oscilloscope Labs has debuted the official US trailer for the upcoming beautiful and terrifying drama thriller We Need to Talk About Kevin.
Lynne Ramsay directed film stars Tilda Swinton as a mother grappling with grief and guilt after her teenage son, played by Ezra Miller, carries out a high school massacre.
It is based on the book by American-born, British-based writer Lionel Shriver.
A suspenseful and psychologically gripping exploration into a parent dealing with her child doing the unthinkable, “We Need to Talk About Kevin” is told from the perspective of Eva, played by Tilda Swinton in a tour-de-force performance.
Always an ambivalent mother, Eva and Kevin have had a contentious relationship literally from Kevin’s birth. Kevin (Ezra Miller), now 15-years-old, escalates the stakes when he commits a heinous act, leaving Eva to grapple with her feelings of grief and responsibility, as well as the ire of the community-at-large. “We Need to Talk About Kevin” explores nature vs. nurture on a whole new level as Eva’s own culpability is measured against Kevin’s innate evilness, while Ramsay’s masterful storytelling leaves enough moral ambiguity to keep the debate going.
We Need to Talk About Kevin, already played at the Cannes, Toronto and London film festivals, will hit limited theaters in the U.S. on December 9th, 2011.