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Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain Face Conflict After Trauma in ‘Mothers’ Instinct’ Trailer

Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain play flawless suburban wives who endure hardships and make plans in the trailer for “The Road Home.” Mother’s instincta costume drama set in the 1960s, directed and shot by experienced cinematographer Benoît Delhomme.

Chastain and Hathaway play Alice and Celine, respectively — two 1960s housewives, best friends and neighbors — who live a seemingly idyllic, traditional lifestyle with manicured lawns, successful husbands and same-aged sons. But a tragic accident, in which one of their sons accidentally falls from a second-story window as Alice helplessly watches, shatters the perfect harmony of their lives, and the best friends are suddenly torn apart as guilt, suspicion and paranoia creep into each other.

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“Something inside me is broken, and I need you,” Celine tells Alice at one point in the trailer. Mother’s instinctIn the spirit of an Alfred Hitchcock thriller, the film follows two women as they battle it out in a cat-and-mouse game in which their sisterly bond unravels and the darker side of their maternal instincts takes over — even as their designer homes, dresses and carefully coiffed hair continue to impress.

“Did you put Theo on the balcony to test me?” Alice asks Celine accusingly, to which Hathaway’s devastated character replies, “Do you think I’m capable of that?”

Remake of the 2018 Belgian film by Neon Duels as a retro thriller, it is being bankrolled by Anton. Hathaway and Chastain are serving as producers on the film along with partner Kelly Carmichael under Chastain’s Freckle Films banner.

Mother’s instinct premiere in selected cinemas on July 26, and in digital version on August 13.

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