Mothers’ Instinct first trailer: Anne Hathaway is nearly unrecognizable as a 1960s suburban housewife whose life unravels in psychological thriller

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Written By Maya Cantina

The first trailer for the film Mothers’ Instinct was shared on Tuesday morning.

Anne Hathaway stars as Celine and Jessica Chastain is Alice; they are two best friends who are neighbors in a serene 1960s suburban community. 

Their lives go into a tailspin, however, after the tragic death of Celine’s son Max in  the highly anticipated psychological thriller.

Suspicions arise which puts their close bond to the test.

‘Mothers’ instinct: Sometimes it’s the only thing you can trust,’ reads the tagline on the poster. 

The first trailer for the film Mothers’ Instinct was shared on Tuesday morning. Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain play 1960s suburban housewives who live next to each other in what seems like a perfect community

Hathaway is a beauty as Celine with short hair and a ladies-who-lunch look

Hathaway is a beauty as Celine with short hair and a ladies-who-lunch look

Jessica plays her best friend and neighbor Alice

Jessica plays her best friend and neighbor Alice 

The film is adapted from the 2012 novel Derriere le Haine (Behind the Hatred) by Barbara Abel, with the story set in the 1960s. 

The story centers on Alice (Chastain) and Celine (Hathaway), who both live a traditional, idyllic lifestyle, each with successful husbands and sons the same age. 

However, both of their lives are turned upside down by tragedy as their sisterly bond fades and gives way to a psychological war of wits. 

Masset-Depasse directs from a script by Sarah Conradt (50 States of Fright), adapted from the Abel novel.

Chastain produces through her Freckle Films company (The 355) with her partner Kelly Carmichael, alongside Paul Nelson at Mosaic and Jacques-Henri Bronckart.

European financier Anton will fully finance and produce the film.

‘It takes actors of Jessica and Anne’s calibre to communicate the intricacy of these two roles,’ said director Masset-Depasse.

‘The relationship between a mother and child is the most powerful connection between two human beings,’ the director added.

The ladies are best pals and live next to each other. They love their close bond

The ladies are best pals and live next to each other. They love their close bond

Anne wears white gloves and chic sunglasses as she drives two boys

Anne wears white gloves and chic sunglasses as she drives two boys

‘When this bond is severed, it calls into question conventional morality and even sanity. 

‘In the behind-closed-doors atmosphere of 1960’s America, Mothers’ Instinct becomes a terrifying, high-pressure powder keg,’ the director concluded.

This project marks the first time Hathaway and Chastain will both be in the same film since they starred in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar back in 2014. 

Both are seen in period costume.

But when tragedy visits their close community, everyone flips out

But when tragedy visits their close community, everyone flips out

Suspicions arise over a death

Suspicions arise over a death 

The two ladies see their friendship suffer as a result of grief

The two ladies see their friendship suffer as a result of grief

Anne’s brunettes tresses were perfectly coiffed as she often sports elegant white gloves and matching sunglasses. 

Apart from a bright red lipstick, Hathaway has on an otherwise natural makeup look, consisting of foundation, blush and bronzer. 

Meanwhile, Chastain loves her pearl earrings, a white purse and heels.  

For the film, she swapped her signature red tresses for a blonde wig, which was styled in a sophisticated updo.

Anne and Jessica seen side by side in 2019 in Beverly Hills

Anne and Jessica seen side by side in 2019 in Beverly Hills 

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