Netflix have today debuted the first trailer for their upcoming original film To
To The Bone debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to great acclaim and was quickly snapped up by Netflix as their latest inclusion into their original films. Lily Collins (Okja) stars in the lead role of Ellen, a 20-year old girl suffering from anorexia who has begun a series of treatments under celebrated yet unconventional doctor Dr. William Beckham, played by Keanu Reeves (John Wick 2).
Here’s the film’s synopsis:
Ellen is an unruly, 20-year-old anorexic girl who spent the better part of her teenage years being shepherded through various recovery programs, only to find herself several pounds lighter every time. Determined to find a solution, her dysfunctional family agrees to send her to a group home for youths, which is led by a non-traditional doctor. Surprised by the unusual rules—and charmed by her fellow patients—Ellen has to discover for herself how to confront her addiction and attempt self-acceptance, in order to stand a chance against her demons.
Television veteran Marti Noxon brings her aptitude for storytelling to her remarkable debut feature, tackling the challenges of self-esteem with a refreshingly humorous—yet painstakingly honest—voice. Featuring a career-making performance by Lily Collins, and pitch-perfect supporting roles by Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston, and Lili Taylor, To the Bone subverts expectations at every turn with its razor-sharp script, and its undiluted look at what young women face in living up to both society’s expectations of beauty, and their own.
To The Bone is on Netflix from July 14th.