Four years after the now cult Interstellar by Christopher Nolan, film maker Steven Knight – creator of the TV series Peaky Blinders – has orchestrated the reunion ofMatthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, as they share top billing in Serenity, a breathless thriller set for release in the USA in January 2019.

 

Unlike Interstellar  in which Anne Hathaway proudly sports a pudding basin-cut, here the actress has a blonde mane worthy of a femme fatale. In Serenity she plays Karen, a women suffering domestic abuse at the hands of her partner (Jason Clarke), who decides to contact her ex-husband (Matthew McConaughey), a lonely fisherman. Together they hatch a very simple plan: feed the violent lover to the sharks…

 

Faced with this synopsis, it’s hard not to imagine a strange mix between the film Mud by Jeff Nichols in which Matthew McConaughey plays a man seeking refuge on a Mississippi island and Steven Spielberg’s Jaws. In the meantime, the American actor will also be starring in Undercover – A True Story (January 2nd 2019) and The Beach Bum, a stoner movie by Harmony Korine.

 

 

Serenity by Steven Knight set for US release in January 2019.