WATCH: Nicole Kidman like you've never seen her before

2018-10-18 09:10
Nicole Kidman in the movie Destroyer.

Cape Town – Nicole Kidman is unrecognisable in the gripping new drama, Destroyer. (Read more here)

In the film the Oscar-winning actress plays LAPD detective Erin Bell who went, as a young cop, undercover with a cult-like gang in the California desert.

When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.

Speaking at the premiere at the BFI London Film Festival Kidman says she took on this role because she was really interested in exploring this territory.

"The combination of the material and a female director [Karyn Kusama] who was very uncompromising in her filmmaking. That combination was interesting to me." 

The trailer which has just been released opens with a flashback on Erin piggybacking her daughter and then cuts back to present day with her having a conversation with her daughter at a diner. 

She says, “I’ve spent my whole life scrambling, jealous, hungry, scared. I wanna find something decent, something good,” she tells her daughter. “You can be better than me.”

The rest of the clips shows harrowing scenes of past and present and gives a taste of what can be expected from the film. 


The film releases in SA cinemas in March 2019. 

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