Neil Jordan's Greta is an upcoming thriller of the same demented vein. Chloë Grace Moretz plays Frances, a wide-eyed young woman who has just moved to New York. After finding a lost handbag on the subway, she tracks down its owner, a widow, who expresses her gratitude by inviting her inside for coffee.
The two women discover that they are made for each other. Huppert, who plays the title character, claims to be suffering from loneliness after the departure of her daughter; Moretz is newly motherless and in search of a nurturing presence in her now dramatically-changed life.
They begin a friendship narrated through a montage of walks in the park, movies screenings and candlelit dinners. This idyllic illusion is shattered, however, when Frances opens a cabinet at Greta’s house and discovers a dozen green bags identical to the one she found on the subway, each one labelled with the name and number of the person who returned it. It becomes clear that their meeting was no accident.
After the cat’s out the bag, Frances attempts to distance herself from her new friend, causing Greta to become unhinged. Judging from the trailer, César award-winning Huppert will achieve new heights of creepiness by bringing both maternal warmth and theatrical intensity to the screen. Having played the blood-soaked telepath in the remake of Carrie in 2013, Moretz promises to succeed as another innocent horror heroine. Director Neil Jordan has also been churning out thrillers since The Company of Wolves (1984) so there’s reason to hope that he will send chills down our spines this April.
|What||Greta: Chloë Grace Moretz and Isabelle Huppert in stalker thriller|
19 Apr 19 – 19 May 19, TIMES VARY
|Price||£ determined by cinemas|
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