Things get wild in the trailer for A24’s “Lamb,” premiering in theaters on Oct. 8.
The film stars Noomi Rapace, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson and Ingvar Sigurðsson, and it follows a childless couple, María and Ingvar, as they discover a mysterious newborn on their farm in Iceland. After defying the will of nature in an attempt to heal their pain, they soon face dark and malevolent consequences, and the unexpected prospect of family life soon begins to turn on the family in haunting, brutal ways.
The film, a supernatural folktale that debuted at Cannes Film Festival, has made critics wary of disclosing information, as even simple descriptions of the story threaten to spoil the movie. But those who have reviewed “Lamb” have praised it as “mesmerizing, “bizarre” and “bracingly original.”
When Rapace boarded the film in 2019, she said, “A script like this is rare, and I directly felt that I had to do it. I’ve never done anything like this before, and I can’t wait to start filming and go back to my roots in Iceland.”
“Lamb” will be director Valdimar Jóhannsson’s debut film, and besides directing, he also wrote the script with Icelandic poet Sjón.
“Lamb” joins A24’s impressive slate of horror films, including “Hereditary,” “Midsommar,” “The Witch,” “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” and “The Lighthouse.”
Watch the trailer above.