Saoirse Ronan And Elisabeth Moss Are Lovesick In The Seagull Trailer

The Seagull (2018)

by James White |
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While there was, at one point, a plan to update Anton Chekhov's drama of lovesickness, missed connections and family mores The Seagull, current director Michael Mayer has brought it to the screen in a more traditional form. Check out the first trailer below.

Chekhov's play focuses on aging actress Irina Arkadina, who pays summer visits to her brother Pjotr Nikolayevich Sorin and her son Konstantin on a country estate. On one occasion, she brings Trigorin, a successful novelist, with her. Nina, a free and innocent girl on a neighboring estate, falls in love with Boris Trigorin. As Trigorin lightly consumes and rejects Nina, so the actress all her life has consumed and rejected her son, who loves Nina. The victims are destroyed while the sophisticates continue on their way...

Mayer, working from an adaptation by Stephen Karam, has gathered a great cast for this new film, including Saoirse Ronan, Annette Bening, Elisabeth Moss, Brian Dennehy and Corey Stoll.

The Seagull will hit US screens on 11 May, but doesn't yet appear to have found a UK release.

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