Jennifer Lawrence Is Recovering In New Drama Causeway – See The Trailer

Jennifer Lawrence in Causeway

by James White |
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After returning from a filmmaking break with last year's Don't Look Up, Jennifer Lawrence has dived into a more straightforwardly dramatic film with A24 and Apple TV+'s Causeway. Check out the first trailer…

With Lila Neugebauer in the director's chair, working from a script by Ottessa Moshfegh, Luke Goebel and Elizabeth Sanders, Causeway finds Lawrence as Lynsey, a military engineer who has returned to the States from Afghanistan with a debilitating brain injury after an IED explosion.

It's a painful and slow recovery as she relearns to walk and re-trains her memory, aided by a chatty but tender caretaker (Jayne Houdyshell). But when she returns home to New Orleans she has to face memories even more aching and formative than those she had in service: a reckoning with her childhood.

Staying with her mother (Linda Emond), with whom she shares a tense relationship, all Lynsey wants to do is return to her work as an engineer. Her doctor (Stephen McKinley Henderson) is wary, and so in the meantime, she gets a job cleaning pools. When her truck breaks down she meets James Aucoin (Brian Tyree Henry), who works at the auto repair shop and offers her a ride home. Slowly they start to rely on each other for company and solace. James, it turns out, is also suppressing his own past trauma...

Causeway poster

Causeway is set for release in select US cinemas (no word yet on any UK plans) and will premiere the same day on Apple TV+.

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