The first trailer has finally arrived for Charlie Kaufman’s highly anticipated return with ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’. Adapted from the Iain Reid novel of the same title, the film stars Jessie Buckley, Jesse Plemons, Toni Collette, and David Thewlis. Check out our first look of the film below.
‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ begins with Jake’s (Jesse Plemons) girlfriend, the girl without a name is played by Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose, Beast, Chernobyl) and Jake, as they drive into the countryside to meet Jake’s parents (Toni Collette, David Thewlis) at his childhood home. Buckley’s character has ultimately decided that she plans to end things with Jake and contemplates her decision on the long drive. After meeting Jake’s parents things start to devolve and in true Kaufman form, the story beings to feel hallucinogenic, as you discover that things aren’t exactly what they seem. Buckley’s character starts to question the reality that surrounds her. Kaufman’s study on loneliness envelopes you and forces to question the decisions you’ve made in your life and the fleeting opportunities that could have change your life.
“Loneliness and hopelessness and regret — these are things that are part of the fabric of this film,” Kaufman said of “I’m Thinking of Ending Things.” With Kaufman at the helm of the screenplay you know you are in great hands. Only few auteurs would be able to adapt this novel to film, Charlie Kaufman is certainly one of those few. Catch ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ when it drops on Netflix, September 4th, 2020.