Netflix Releasing Charlie Kaufman’s Latest Film In September

Charlie Kaufman

by James White |
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It's been a while since we've seen a film from Charlie Kaufman, especially one featuring him in the director's chair. That is set to change in a couple of months, as Netflix has announced a September release date for I'm Thinking Of Ending Things.

Kaufman has adapted Iain Reid’s 2016 novel, which follows a bloke called Jake (Jesse Plemons) making a trip to visit his parents on their secluded farm. He's bringing his girlfriend (unnamed in the book and in the film, where she'll be played by Jessie Buckley), who is, as the title suggests, thinking of ending the relationship – and possibly more. When Jake makes an unexpected detour leaving her stranded, a twisted mix of palpable tension, psychological frailty and sheer terror ensues...

"I was pretty intimidated because we were shooting on average 11 pages a day, every day, on a stage, prop guys throwing snow. It was almost… 'psychological torture' is too strong, but it did have a strange effect," Plemons told Collider last year. "Jessie and I became delirious and were laughing a lot. The longest take is something like 16 minutes I think? So it was like, 'Action! See ya in a while!' It changed acting for me in a way, I think."

David Thewlis, Toni Collette and Colby Minifie are also in the cast for the film, which will land on the streaming service on 4 September.

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