Darren Aronofsky is all set to make his directorial comeback with a psychological thriller laden with an all-star ensemble cast in Mother (or mother! as it seems to be) so it only made sense that Aronofsky took to Twitter on Mother’s Day to reveal the first look image from the upcoming film.

The image, in the form of an illustrated poster, is pretty gruesome, but would you expect any less from the man who brought us Black Swan with Natalie Portman – who he recently worked with on last year’s Jackie where he took the chair of producer. The poster depicts a fresh-faced Jennifer Lawrence in an angelic pose surrounded by lilac flowers with an innocent yet pained expression as she holds out her bloodied hands which contain her heart which we can assume she tore from her own chest.


Mother is written, directed and produced by Aronofsky, who hasn’t been in the director’s chair since 2014’s Noah. It has a simple synopsis which gives nothing away in terms of explaining the manner of the poster; it reads: a couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

The thriller includes a cast of Javier Bardem, who will soon be seen in the next Pirates of the Caribbean offering as the smited Captain Salazer after the blood of Jack Sparrow. Lawrence and Bardem will also be joined by Kristen Wiig, Domnhall Gleeson, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Back at the tail end of last year, it was revealed that The Theory of Everything and Arrival composer Jóhann Jóhannsson will be providing the score for the film, so we can expect lots of atmospheric and tension building musical tinkling to accompany the chilling thrills.  This will be the first Aronofsky film without composer Clint Mansell’s involvement.

Mother is due for release towards the end of 2017.