EXCLUSIVE: Neil LaBute writes and directs the neo-noir film about a femme fatale who begs her lover to kill her husband.
What would you do to escape a bad marriage?
That’s the question most noirs seem to revolve around, and now Neil LaBute’s mystery thriller Out of the Blue questions the extent to which a femme fatale can drive a man to murder.
Diane Kruger plays blonde bombshell Marilyn Chambers, a terrified mother of a teenage daughter (“Bodies Bodies Bodies” Breakout Chase Sui Wonders) who forms an NSFW relationship with ex-con Connor Bates (Ray Nicholson). The film opens on August 26th.
Written and directed by American Gigolo series screenwriter Neil LaBute, Out of the Blue refines Marilyn’s seduction of Connor, who is on probation after serving a sentence for assault. Connor works at the local library, where he crosses paths with wealthy Marilyn, who is openly looking for a killer to hand the ax to her husband. What? It’s probably cheaper than a divorce.
Hank Azaria plays Connor’s parole officer, who warns against getting involved with Kruger’s Marilyn. “If you do something stupid, you know that I will find out,” he warns Connor.
Kruger, who most recently starred in Roku Channel’s “Swimming With Sharks,” told Insider that she was initially hesitant to strip naked for roles.
“The motivation behind sex scenes has to be good. I’m not okay with just getting naked on screen or doing stuff like that,” Kruger explained of “Swimming” scenes. “So I was pretty careful about what I wanted to show. There is always this danger [thinking] like ‘She’s a modern woman.’”
The Inglourious Basterds alum previously added to The Times, “I’m definitely not the first to say, ‘Oh yeah, just let me take my top off.’ But I’m not a prude either. It’s another day’s work.”
Co-star Nicholson, son of Jack Nicholson, appeared in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Licorice Pizza,” the Oscar-winning “Promising Young Woman,” and marked a breakthrough role in Prime Video’s “Panic” series. Nicholson is also set to direct Patricia Arquette’s directorial debut, Gonzo Girl, based on a novel by Jessica Caldwell, opposite Willem Dafoe and Camila Morrone.
“Out of the Blue” starts on August 26th.
Check out the trailer below.
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