The first image from the upcoming film The Nest has been released ahead of the movie’s world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. The Nest is the long-awaited, highly anticipated next film from Martha Marcy May Marlene writer/director Sean Durkin, and it stars Jude Law as a charismatic entrepreneur who relocates with his wife (Carrie Coon) and their children from suburban America to his native England. The marriage struggles, however, as Law’s character attempts to profit from the boon of 1980s London while Coon’s character finds herself resigned to the “housewife” role despite having been a successful businesswoman in her own right.
After his 2011 Sundance breakout Martha Marcy May Marlene, Durkin directed the Channel 4 drama series Southcliffe and produced indies like James White and Christine, but The Nest marks his second directorial feature film, so interest is high. Durkin isn’t alone in being a Sundance breakout filmmaker who took his sweet time in making his second feature, as 2020 will also bring us Beasts of the Southern Wild director Benh Zeitlin’s new movie Wendy.
For now, check out the first image from the movie, which also stars Charlie Shotwell and Oona Roche.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Nest:
Charismatic entrepreneur Rory (Jude Law), relocates his wife Allison (Carrie Coon) and their children Sam and Ben from suburban America to his native England with ambitious dreams of profiting from booming 1980’s London. While Rory thrives chasing lofty deals in the city, Allison and the kids struggle to adapt. Once a businesswoman in her own right, Allison finds herself idle and resuming the role of housewife in a run-down mansion they can’t afford to furnish. As the eerie isolation of their new home drives the family further apart, and the promise of a lucrative new beginning starts to unravel, Rory and Allison have to face the unwelcome truths lying beneath the surface of their marriage.