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MOTHERS’ INSTINCT Trailer: Anne Hathaway & Jessica Chastain Contend with Loss & Paranoia in Psychological Drama

Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain in MOTHERS' INSTINCT

Nothing is as haunting as when a mother loses her child. Mothers’ Instinct, the directorial debut of cinematographer Benoît Delhomme (At Eternity’s Gate) stars Anna Hathaway as a 1950s suburban housewife and mother whose son has a fatal fall from her balcony. Jessica Chastain stars as her best friend and neighbor whose sense of guilt manifests into paranoia. Anders Danielsen Lie and Josh Charles also star.

The film is a remake of Olivier Masset-Depasse’s 2017 Belgium film Duelles based on the novel “Derrière la Haine” by Barbara Abel. Sarah Conradt wrote the new English-language adaptation. Hathaway and Chastain are among the producers of the film, which NEON is set to roll out in select theaters on July 26 before arriving on VOD August 13.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Set in the 1960s, Mothers’ Instinct centers on best friends and neighbors Alice (Chastain) and Celine (Hathaway), who live in a suburban paradise. Both are mothers to two sons of the same age, and their idyllic domestic happiness is shattered after a tragic accident. Guilt, suspicion, and paranoia bleed into their friendship as a psychological battle of wills gives way to a darker side of the maternal instinct.

Watch the official trailer below.

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M.J. O'Toole began writing for HtN in early 2021 during the Sundance Film Festival. An NYC native and lifelong cinephile, his favorite films include Chungking Express, The Three Colors Trilogy, Hiroshima Mon Amour, Lovers on the Bridge, and Midnight Cowboy. He is the Digital Marketing Manager for the agency 3rd Impression - working alongside Editor-at-large Matt Delman - that specializes in digital marketing for independent film. He holds a BA from Adelphi University and a Masters in Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts. You can check out his portrait and street photography on Instagram.

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