Causeway Trailer Teases Jennifer Lawrence’s Devastating Drama

Apple TV+ is throwing its hat in the ring at the Oscars with raised causewaya new drama starring Jennifer Lawrence Y Brian Tyree Henry which got a first trailer on Thursday. The streamer has had an extraordinary year, dishing out the Best Picture winner CODA and launching a series of programs with positive reviews such as Pachinko Y Breaking off.

raised causeway marks a return to the roots for Lawrence, who burst onto the scene with an Oscar-nominated central performance in director Debra Granick‘s Winter’s Bone in 2010. Since then, he has been at the forefront of success The Hunger Games franchise and starred in major motion pictures from some of the biggest filmmakers. Her performance as a grieving widow in David O Russell‘s Silver Linings Playbook it earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She has been nominated a total of four times, making her one of the most acclaimed (and highest paid) actresses of her generation. Henry is slowly building up a pretty formidable filmography, after a string of memorable performances in widows, If Beale Street Could TalkY atlanta.


In raised causewayLawrence stars as Lynsey, an Afghan war veteran who returns to the United States with a debilitating brain injury after an improvised explosive device explodes. Her slow process of recovery is affected by her strained relationship with her mother (played by Linda Emmond), but she forms a bond with a local man named James (Henry), who is suppressing his own past trauma.

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Lynsey’s budding friendship with James forms the emotional core of the film, described as a “quiet but devastating and ultimately uplifting story about coming to terms and moving on”. The trailer certainly paints a pretty bleak picture, as Lynsey struggles to get back on her feet, literally. We also get a brief look at what might be affecting James, and some poignant glimpses of their evolving bond.

Lawrence was last seen in director Adam McKaynetflix satire don’t look upin which he acted with Leonardo Dicaprio and a lot of A-listers. raised causeway it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it received positive reviews highlighting the central performances. The film is directed by newcomer lila neugebauer (Breadthways The Waverly Gallery, Maid, the last thing he said to me) and written by Ottessa Moshfegh & Lucas Gobel Y elizabeth sanders. The film is produced by Lawrence and Justine Ciarrocchi. neugebauer, jacob jafke, sophia lin, Patricia Clarkson, Kirk Michael Scholars Y Christopher J. Surgent act as executive producers.

raised causeway is scheduled to be released in theaters and on Apple TV+ on November 4. You can watch the trailer here and read the official synopsis for the film below:

In Causeway, the new drama directed by Lila Neugebauer, Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence stars as Lynsey, a military engineer who has returned to the United States from Afghanistan with a debilitating brain injury after an IED explosion. She is a slow and painful recovery as she relearns how to walk and retrains her memory, with the help of a talkative but tender caretaker (Jayne Houdyshell).

But when he returns home to New Orleans, he is confronted with even more painful and formative memories than the ones he had in the service: a reckoning with his childhood. Staying with her mother (Linda Emond), with whom she shares a strained relationship, all Lynsey wants is to return to her job as an engineer. Her doctor (Stephen McKinley Henderson) mistrusts her, and meanwhile, she gets a job cleaning pools. When her truck breaks down, she meets James Aucoin (Brian Tyree Henry), who works at the auto repair shop, and offers her a ride home. They slowly begin to depend on each other for companionship and comfort. It turns out that James is also repressing her own past trauma.

The budding friendship of these two damaged souls forms the center and heart of Neugebauer’s first feature film: a quiet but devastating and ultimately uplifting story of coming to terms and moving on.

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