Antonio Campos’ Christine was one of two films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival about the life (and death) of Florida reporter Christine Chubbock. (The other one was Robert Greene’s more meta exploration of Chubbuck’s story, Kate Plays Christine.) Now, The Orchard has released the first trailer for Campos’ film, which looks to be just as fascinatingly nerve-wracking and unpleasant as his previous films, Afterschool and Simon Killer.
Rebecca Hall (The Prestige) plays Chubbuck, a powerful personality who alternates between flirting with her co-worker (Michael C. Hall), and railing against her news station’s “if it bleeds, it leads” approach. Campos’ tone—and Hall’s wild-eyed, committed performance—make it clear that this isn’t a story with a happy ending, even if the trailer stops just short of revealing its grisly end. Christine arrives in theaters on October 14.