Last updated on 23 August 2017

Mother! (stylized as mother!)[a] is an upcoming American psychological horror film[4] written and directed by Darren Aronofsky, and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer and Kristen Wiig. The plot follows a young woman whose tranquil life with her husband at their country home is disrupted by the arrival of a mysterious couple.

The film is selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 74th Venice International Film Festival,[5] and is scheduled to be released on September 15, 2017, by Paramount Pictures.



A young woman's (Jennifer Lawrence) tranquil life with her husband (Javier Bardem) at their remote country home is challenged by a mysterious couple (Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer) who arrive and lodge with them.



Jennifer Lawrence was reportedly already in talks to join the film by October 2015.[6] By that January, Javier Bardem was also in talks to star.[7] Domhnall Gleeson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Harris, and Brian Gleeson were added that April.[8]

Shooting for the film began on June 13, 2016, and concluded on August 28, 2016.[9]

Jóhann Jóhannsson provided the score for the film. This will be the first Aronofsky film without composer Clint Mansell's involvement.[10]

In March 2017, it was revealed Kristen Wiig had been cast in the film.[11]


The film was originally scheduled to be released on October 13, 2017,[12] but was pushed up to September 15, 2017.[13]

The film will have its world premiere at the 74th Venice International Film Festival, where it was selected to compete for the Golden Lion.[5] It will have its North American premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.[14][15]

On August 7, the first official trailer for the film was released.[16]


  1. ^ The film's teaser poster as well as its theatrical one-sheet stylize the title with a lowercase "m."[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Film releases". Variety Insight. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  2. ^ "Mother!". Toronto International Film Festival. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  3. ^ "mother! - October Release Set for Darren Aronofsky's Latest". 6 February 2017. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  4. ^ Wampler, Scott (31 March 2017). "Turns Out, Darren Aronofsky’s MOTHER! Is A Horror Film". Birth Movies Death. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Venice Film Festival 2017". Deadline. 27 July 2017. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin (13 October 2015). "Jennifer Lawrence in Talks to Star in Darren Aronofsky’s Next Film (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  7. ^ Kroll, Justin (11 January 2016). "Darren Aronofsky’s Film Starring Jennifer Lawrence Lands at Paramount (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  8. ^ McNary, Dave (15 April 2016). "Domhnall Gleeson, Michelle Pfeiffer Join Jennifer Lawrence in Darren Aronofsky Drama". Variety. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  9. ^ "ACTRA Montreal - What's Shooting".
  10. ^ "Darren Aronofsky Teases Details of Jennifer Lawrence Movie". Collider. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  11. ^ Busch, Anita (23 March 2017). "Kristen Wiig In Negotiations To Star In ‘Where’d You Go Bernadette?’". Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  12. ^ Donnelly, Matt (February 6, 2017). "Paramount Pulls Brad Pitt’s ‘World War Z 2,’ ‘Friday the 13th’ Reboot From Schedule". The Wrap.
  13. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (21 July 2017). "‘Suburbicon’, ‘Mother!’ Move Up; ‘Cloverfield’ Stomps To February – Paramount Release Date Changes". Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  14. ^ "Toronto Film Festival 2017 Unveils Strong Slate". Deadline. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  15. ^ Kelley, Seth (31 July 2017). "Watch Jennifer Lawrence in Ominous First Teaser for Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Mother!’". Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  16. ^ "Full 'mother!' Trailer Reveals Darren Aronofsky's Horror Film Starring Jennifer Lawrence". Collider. 7 August 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2017.

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