Emerald Fennell’s provocative, hedonistic thriller Saltburn has been in theaters for a couple of weeks, but today Prime Video has announced the film’s streaming debut on December 22nd. And to go along with that good news is a trailer that takes you deep inside the mayhem and debauchery of Saltburn.
Oscar nominee Barry Keoghan stars as Oliver Quick, a student trying to find his way among the upper crust at Oxford University. He eventually works his way into the orbit of the gorgeous, popular Felix Catton (Jacob Elordi), who invites him to stay with his aristocratic family at their sprawling Saltburn estate for a summer he will never forget. Think Talented Mr. Ripley with a bit of Brideshead Revisited, some Cruel Intentions and, yes, The Killing of a Sacred Deer for you Keoghan fanatics out there.
Fennell’s previous film, Promising Young Woman, was no less provocative and earned her an Oscar win for Best Original Screenplay. The expectations have been high for this one, and the reviews have been pretty good. I dug it.
Also in the cast are Rosamund Pike, Archie Madekwe, Alison Oliver, Richard E. Grant, and Carey Mulligan, reuniting with Fennell. Also showing her support is producer Margot Robbie, who worked with Fennell on Barbie where the latter played the always-pregnant Midge.
Here’s the synopsis followed by the new trailer: Academy Award winning filmmaker Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) brings us a beautifully wicked tale of privilege and desire. Struggling to find his place at Oxford University, student Oliver Quick (Barry Keoghan) finds himself drawn into the world of the charming and aristocratic Felix Catton (Jacob Elordi), who invites him to Saltburn, his eccentric family’s sprawling estate, for a summer never to be forgotten.