The first trailer for Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut, The Lost Daughter has been released.
The drama is based on Elena Ferrante’s novel of the same name and it stars Olivia Coleman, who plays a middle-aged woman vacationing and having flashbacks to her days as a young wife and mother. Her young self is played by Jessie Buckley.
The trailer shows Coleman on a “working holiday”, meeting Dakota Johnson’s Nina and telling her about her two daughters. She tells Nina that “children are a crushing responsibility.”
The cast also includes Dagmara Domińczyk, Peter Sarsgaard, Paul Mescal, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ed Harris, and Jack Farthing.
Gyllenhaal wrote, directed, and produced the film. This is the first film she wrote and directed. She first came into the spotlight in 2002’s Secretary and since then she’s become known for her roles in Candy and The Deuce.
Gyllenhaal produced the film with Charles Dorfman, Osnat Handelsman-Keren, and Talia Kleinhendler. Dimitris Birbilis was line producer, and David Gilbery and Marlon Vogelgesang executive produced.
The film will be released on December 17 in theaters and it starts streaming on Netflix on December 31. Watch the trailer below.