Rebel Wilson is showing off her acting range as she leads the upcoming drama, The Almond and the Seahorse
Rebel Wilson is back on the big screen with her latest film, The Almond and the Seahorse. However, the role will be quite different for the 42-year-old actress, as the movie will deal with heavy themes, straying away from the comedic tone Wilson is known for.
The Movie, From Ifc Films, Follows Two Characters Who Face The Challenges Of Their Partner Dealing With Amnesia.
The Almond and the Seahorse stars Wilson alongside Charlotte Gainsbourg, who struggles as her relationship fades with her significant other.
Both Sarah (Wilson) and Toni (Gainsbourg) try to keep their respective partners in their life, but a traumatic brain injury causes their partners to slowly forget their time together. The official trailer can be found below.
In the trailer, Sarah seems to be recording a message for her partner, Joe (Celyn Jones). She likely wants a way to consistently tell Joe what’s going on, as their routine occurs every day.
The Official Synopsis For The Almond And The Seahorse Reads:
Sarah is an archaeologist who loves her husband Joe, but after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), their love is trapped in the past. Toni is an architect and loves her partner Gwen (Trine Dyrholm), but after a TBI they have been imprisoned in a fifteen-year loop. Love is the only thing that keeps them all going, but something has changed, and both Sarah and Toni are determined to not let it all unravel as they face their fears of being forgotten by the people they love most.
The Almond and the Seahorse is based on the play by Kaite O’Reilly, with Meera Syal, Alice Lowe, Ruth Madeley, and Kate Crossley joining the main cast. The film will release later next month, arriving in select theaters and VOD on Dec. 16.
The Almond and the Seahorse Is Celyn Jones’s Directorial Debut
Celyn Jones is an award-winning actor and screenwriter, and now he’s taking his talents to the director’s chair with The Almond and the Seahorse. In addition to starring in the movie, Jones is helming the project, marking his directorial debut with a feature film.
He’s previously known for Jo, Submergence, Set Fire to the Stars, and Six Minutes to Midnight.
Jones recently sat down with Variety, discussing Rebel Wilson’s involvement with the film. Typically, the actress is known for her comedic work in the Pitch Perfect franchise and, more recently, Senior Year for Netflix. However, he couldn’t be happier with his two leads in The Almond and the Seahorse.
“[Wilson] read it and two days later she was in. All of a sudden, Rebel Wilson’s in a film opposite Charlotte Gainsbourg,” Jones explains. “It’s like a paring nobody knew they wanted until they see it.” Fans can see how the actress fares when The Almond and the Seahorse debuts next month on Dec. 16.