THERESE, Starring Elizabeth Olsen and Tom Felton, Hits Cinemas Today
Set in the lower depths of 1860s Paris, THERESE is a tale of obsessive love, adultery and revenge based on Emile Zola's scandalous novel, Thérèse Raquin. The film hits theaters today, September 27.
Therese (Elizabeth Olsen of "Martha Marcy May Marlene"), a sexually repressed beautiful young woman, is trapped into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille (Tom Felton of the "Harry Potter" franchise), by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin (two-time Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jessica Lange). Therese spends her days confined behind the counter of a small shop and her evenings watching Madame play dominos with an eclectic group. After she meets her husband's alluring friend, Laurent (Oscar Isaac), she embarks on an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences.
Rounding out the cast of THERESE are Shirley Henderson ("Trainspotting"), John Kavanagh (HBO's The Tudors), Mackenzie Crook ("Pirates of the Caribbean") and Matt Lucas ("Bridesmaids").
The romantic thriller will play the fall film festival circuit and an Oscar campaign is also being planned.