NEON has debuted the new Vox Lux trailer, previewing writer and director Brady Corbet’s film opening in New York and Los Angeles theaters on December 7, 2018. The movie will expand on December 14th. The Vox Lux trailer features Natalie Portman singing “Wrapped Up,” written by Sia and Greg Kurstin.
Vox Lux, A 20th Century Portrait, begins in 1999 when teenage Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) survives a violent tragedy. After singing at a memorial service, Celeste transforms into a burgeoning pop star with the help of her songwriter sister (Stacy Martin) and talent manager (Jude Law). Celeste’s meteoric rise to fame dovetails with a personal and national loss of innocence, consequently elevating the young powerhouse to a new kind of celebrity: American icon, secular deity, global superstar.
By 2017, adult Celeste (Natalie Portman) is mounting a comeback after a scandalous incident almost derailed her career. Touring in support of her sixth album, a compendium of sci-fi anthems entitled “Vox Lux,” the indomitable, foul-mouthed pop savior must overcome her personal and familial struggles to navigate motherhood, madness and monolithic fame.
Featuring original songs by Sia, an original score by Scott Walker and a transcendent performance by Natalie Portman, Vox Lux personifies the cult of celebrity and pummels the zeitgeist. It’s an original story about the forces that shape us, as individuals and nations.