Annapurna Pictures just released the official trailer for the dramatic thriller, Destroyer. Based solely on first impressions from the gritty trailer, it appears Nicole Kidman will be in serious contention for her fifth Oscar nomination. Kidman was previous nominated in the Best Actress category for her work in Moulin Rouge!, The Hours, and Rabbit Hole, winning the Oscar for The Hours in 2003. She also earned a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her performance in 2016’s Lion.
Destroyer was directed by Karyn Kusama, director of feature films The Invitation, Jennifer’s Body, Aeon Flux, and Girlfight. Kusama also directed episodes of Chicago Fire, Casual, Masters of Sex, The Man in the High Castle, Billions, and Halt and Catch Fire.
Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi wrote the script and produced the drama along with Fred Berger. Hay and Manfredi previously team up with director Kusama on The Invitation and Aeon Flux.
In addition to Nicole Kidman, the cast includes Sebastian Stan, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany, Bradley Whitford, Jade Pettyjohn, and Scoot McNairy.
Annapurna Pictures is planning a limited awards-qualifying release in New York and Los Angeles on December 25, 2018. A wider release is planned for January 2019.
The Destroyer Plot:
“Destroyer follows the moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.”