Poor Things release date speculation, cast, plot, and more

Our Poor Things release date can give you all the details on the new movie from Yorgos Lanthimos starring Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, and Willem Dafoe.

Poor Things release date

What is the Poor Things release date? Yorgos Lanthimos is back, and he’s got another strange-sounding film for us all to watch. This might be his strangest yet, an adaptation of a well-regard piece of Scottish surrealism.

Based on the book by Alasdair Gray, the science fiction movie Poor Things involves tragedy and body horror, couch in a healthy amount of black humour. If you’re going to be twisted, at least be funny, right? Really, this just sounds like another new movie from Lanthimos, and we’ve all the details for you.

Want to know the Poor Things release date? Don’t wrack your brain about the horror movie too much; the answers are below (that’ll seem very funny in a little bit, trust us).

Poor Things release date speculation

We don’t know the Poor Things release date, but it’s expected to be in 2023. The thriller movie is reportedly premiering at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, a prestigious and grand opening if ever there was one.

Should this come to pass, Poor Things should come out before the end of the year. When exactly is anyone’s guess. Once they’ve done the festival circuit, it can be months after when a film goes on wide release. Watch this space!

Poor Things release date: Emma Stone

What’s going to happen in the Poor Things plot?

The Poor Things plot is a wild one, as you’d expect from Yorgos Lanthimos. Essentially, a woman, Bella, is given a brain transplant after drowning herself. Still, the brain comes from her unborn child, and the operation conducted by her father turns her into a sort of Frankenstein’s monster.

The story is the brainchild of Scottish writer Alasdair Gray. His book is quite esoteric in construction, examining perception and how abuse is sustained through systemic failure. Bella is driven to do what she does by her abusive husband.

Expect this one to be a bit of a headscratcher, but a good one. This is Lanthimos, after all.

Poor Things release date: Mark Ruffalo

Who’s in the Poor Things cast?

The Poor Things cast has some massive stars. Emma Stone and Mark Ruffalo are the leads, and they’re joined by Willem Dafoe, Ramy Youssef, and Kathryn Hunter, among others.

The Poor Things cast is:

  • Emma Stone as Bella Baxter
  • Mark Ruffalo as Duncan Wedderburn
  • Willem Dafoe as Dr Godwin Baxter
  • Jerrod Carmichael as Harry Astley
  • Ramy Youssef as Max McCandless
  • Christopher Abbott as Sir Aubrey de la Pole Blessington
  • Kathryn Hunter as Swiney
  • Margaret Qualley
  • Suzy Bemba
  • Wayne Brett as Priest

That’s what we know about Poor Things. For more weird and wonderful storytelling, our lists of the best fantasy movies, best monster movies, and best kids movies offer plenty of oddities.