‘Frank and Lola’ Trailer: Michael Shannon Has Some Major Trust Issues

This new trailer for Frank and Lola is director Matthew Ross channeling Adrian Lyne, with a splash of Refn, Lynch, and any number of psycho-sexual influences. Plus, it stars Michael Shannon, so it’s probably going to be worth your time.

Check this out:

A psychosexual noir love story, set in Las Vegas and Paris, about love, obsession, sex, betrayal, revenge and, ultimately, the search for redemption.

That scant synopsis doesn’t tell us anything we can’t surmise from this trip trailer. Sometimes, I worry about Michael Shannon over saturation – the dude is in every other movie out there – but then I remember I have yet to be disappointed by any of his performance, and he has the sort of quiet magnetism that allows him to slip into so may different roles. Sure, a lot of those are emotionally or mentally unstable characters, but he manages to give each and every one of them their own fingerprint.

Shannon opposite Imogen Poots, who’s been pretty great her whole career but really lit up Green Room earlier this year, could be special. And then there’s the unusual addition of Justin Long, and the welcome surprise of Rosanna Arquette. Always nice to see her.

Frank and Lola opens December 9.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry is the managing editor for Monkeys Fighting Robots. The Dalai Lama once told him when he dies he will receive total consciousness. So he's got that going for him... Which is nice.

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