Netflix has released the new trailer for director Charlie Kaufman’s next mind-bender, I’m Thinking of Ending Things, set to arrive September 4th.
The film stars Jessie Buckley as a character referred to only as “The Young Woman,” who, despite being unsure about her current relationship status, agrees to accompany her boyfriend Jake (Jesse Plemons) on a trip to his family’s farm. The trailer opens with The Young Woman musing fondly, via voiceover, about her relationship, but as the pair drive through falling snow, a stray thought pops into her head — “I’m thinking of ending things” — and Jake somehow seems to hear it.
In classic Kaufman form, things only get weirder from there. There’s a dog that won’t stop shaking, Jake’s super oddball parents (played by Toni Colette and David Thewlis), a photo in Jake’s family’s home that looks just like The Young Woman as a kid, a never-ending snowstorm, all of which contributes to the slow and steady collapse and/or reconfiguration of reality itself.
I’m Thinking of Ending Things is based on Iain Reid’s 2016 novel of the same name. It marks Kaufman’s first film since 2015’s Anomalisa.