Predict Elizabeth Olsen's Oscar Clip in the First Trailer for Martha Marcy May Marlene

I'd hate for any of us to get ahead of ourselves about next Oscar season when blockbuster season technically hasn't yet commenced, but still: This year's Sundance award-winner Martha Marcy May Marlene made a breakout star of leading lady Elizabeth Olsen in a fashion reminiscent of Jennifer Lawrence a year ago. The trophy-sniffing wizards at Fox Searchlight have it slotted for a prime October release date. You already know you should see it by virtue of its glowing critical response, so there's only one thing to do when watching the film's first trailer, which was released today: Guess the Oscar clip!

The thriller features Olsen (who stopped by Movieline's Park City HQ to chat as MMMM enjoyed liftoff in Park City) as a young woman struggling to shake her experience in a cult; John Hawkes plays the leader of the cult, while Sarah Paulson and Hugh Dancy appear as the sister and brother-in-law who take the tormented title character(s?) in following her escape. Filmmaker Sean Durkin won the top directing prize at Sundance; don't count him out of the awards running either. If Tom Hooper can do it...

[Apple via /film]



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