First Look: ‘Anomalisa’ Trailer from Charlie Kaufman

Anomalisa Movie Photo
David Thewlis voices Michael Stone in the animated stop-motion film, ‘Anomalisa’ (Photo © 2015 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.)

Paramount Pictures has released the trailer for Anomalisa, a stop-motion feature film written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Kaufman and Duke Johnson. The animated film, which will get a limited 2015 release for awards consideration, features the voices of Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan and David Thewlis. Carter Burwell handled the film’s score.


Anomalisa opens in limited release on December 30, 2015.

The Anomalisa Plot:

Michael Stone, husband, father and respected author of How May I Help You Help Them? is a man crippled by the mundanity of his life. On a business trip to Cincinnati, where he’s scheduled to speak at a convention of customer service professionals, he checks into the Fregoli Hotel. There, he is amazed to discover a possible escape from his desperation in the form of an unassuming Akron baked goods sales rep, Lisa, who may or may not be the love of his life.

Watch the trailer: