After getting on our radar with this tender 2013 character study Gloria, Chile’s Sebastián Lelio followed it up with two features this year, A Fantastic Woman (currently having a one-week awards qualifying run before a February release) and Disobedience, which premiered at TIFF and will be released this April by Bleecker Street. For his next project, he’s doing something only a few other directors have done: remaking his own film.
His English-language version of Gloria, which Lelio also scripted, is led by Julianne Moore and the first image has arrived today. Also starring John Turturro, Michael Cera, Brad Garrett, Holland Taylor, and Caren Pistorius, check out the image below after the synopsis.
The story follows Gloria (Moore), a free-spirited woman in her 50s. Though lonely, she makes the best of her situation and fills her nights seeking love at social dance clubs for single adults in Los Angeles. Her fragile happiness changes the day she meets Arnold (Turturro). Their intense passion, to which she gives her all, leaves her vacillating between hope and despair, until she uncovers a new strength and realizes that now, surprisingly, she can shine brighter than ever.
Gloria will premiere in 2018. See the trailer for the original below, along with Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman.