Focus Features’ just released the new official trailer and poster for Everybody Knows starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. The trailer asks, “Who knows your past? Who knows your fears? Who knows the truth?” It also warns that the deeper the love, the darker the secrets.
In an interview promoting the film, Javier Bardem discussed reuniting on screen with his wife, Penelope Cruz, for Everybody Knows. “We were really well trained by doing Loving Pablo before this. That was really our first movie being a couple. And funny enough we passed from not working together for a long time to making two in a row, one after the other. Loving Pablo finished 2016 and this movie was the middle of 2017,” explained Bardem. “The relationship between Pablo Escobar and Virginia was a tough one for us to do because that included emotional, verbal, even physical abuse from Pablo to Virginia. So we came from there to this other world where the characters’ relationship and situations, although similar, was way easier.”
Bardem added, “I think it was a great balance to go from one screen to the other, and I enjoyed the process. It (also) made it easier in the sense that it (allowed our) family to be together. We didn’t have to be separated since we were shooting this movie 30 minutes away from home. When the kids went to school every day, it made us think that we, for a second, had a normal job where you go work and go back home and everything is the same, everything is set.”
Everybody Knows was directed by award winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi (The Salesman, A Separation). Focus has set a February 8, 2019 theatrical release in select theaters.
The Everybody Knows Plot:
“The film follows Laura (Cruz) on her travels from Argentina to her small home town in Spain for her sister’s wedding, bringing her two children along for the occasion. Amid the joyful reunion and festivities, the eldest daughter is abducted. In the tense days that follow, various family and community tensions surface and deeply hidden secrets are revealed.”