In Emerald Fennell’s latest cinematic endeavor, “Saltburn,” Australian actor Jacob Elordi takes center stage, alongside the talented Barry Keoghan. The film, set in the UK circa 2006, presents Elordi as the deceptively charming aristocrat, Felix Catton, while Keoghan assumes the role of Oxford University student Oliver Quick.
The movie’s newly released trailer offers a glimpse into the duo’s first encounter when Oliver generously offers Felix a ride after his bicycle experiences a flat tire. A friendship blossoms, and Oliver confides in Felix about his challenging family circumstances. In a twist of fate, Felix extends an invitation to Oliver to spend the summer at his eccentric upper-class family’s expansive estate in Saltburn.
As the story unfolds, Oliver becomes increasingly entwined in Felix’s world, setting the stage for a summer that promises to be unforgettable. “Saltburn” marks the follow-up project for Emerald Fennell, known for her 2020 hit “Promising Young Woman.” The film also hints at an appearance by Carey Mulligan, the star of Fennell’s previous work. Notably, Rosamund Pike and Richard E. Grant join the cast as Felix’s parents.
Fennell, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, emphasized that “Saltburn” is designed to evoke a range of emotions in viewers, with unexpected twists and thought-provoking moments. She seeks to challenge the audience’s perceptions, delving into the complexity of human relationships and desires.
“Saltburn” is scheduled for release in Australian cinemas on November 16, 2023, following early screenings in Sydney and Brisbane. Audiences can expect an intriguing blend of suspense, allure, and introspection in this eagerly awaited gothic thriller.