TIFF Trailer: MISS JULIE Starring Jessica Chastain & Colin Farrell

Announced this morning, an upcoming drama film Miss Julie, starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton is set to have its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

Based on the play of the same title by August Strindberg, Miss Julie is written and directed by Oscar-nominated actress Liv Ullmann (Utvandrarna).

Strindberg’s battle-of-the-sexes play set in 1874 takes place all in one room, but Ullmann has taken advantage of the film medium to expand the action beyond the four walls of the servants’ kitchen a bit.

Hit the jump to check out the first trailer for this character driven film with my favorite actress of the moment. And it looks like Farrell has found another good role.

Miss Julie has no U.S. release date yet.

Taking place at a large country estate in Britain over the course of one 1880s midsummer night, Miss Julie explores the brutal, flirtatious power struggle between Julie and John – a young aristocratic woman and her father’s valet.

She is all hauteur longing for abasement; he, polished but coarse. The two of them held together by mutual loathing and attraction. At turns seductive and tender, savage and bullying, their story builds inevitably to a mad, impulsive tryst. Plans are made in desperation, a vision of a life together – unsure if the morning light then brings hope or hopelessness, Julie and John find their escape in an act that is as sublime and horrific as anything in Greek tragedy.

Liv Ullman’s Miss Julie will skillfully weave this great original story of the battle between the sexes and the classes.

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