This film puts a twist on Bonnie and Clyde-esque romances... by including cannibalism 3 weeks ago

This film puts a twist on Bonnie and Clyde-esque romances... by including cannibalism

Intriguing.

Timothée Chalamet is set to grace our screens again in another dreamy and cinematic flick - and this time, it's cannibal romance. Yes, you read that right.

Aptly titled Bones & All, the film has been described as a "Bonnie and Clyde romance" where the protagonists just "happen to be eating people".

The story revolves around a young couple in love (played by Chalamet and Taylor Russell) who for whatever reason also love to eat human flesh.

The official synopsis reads: “A story of first love between Maren, a young woman learning how to survive on the margins of society, and Lee, an intense and disenfranchised drifter, as they meet and join together for a thousand-mile odyssey which takes them through the back roads, hidden passages, and trap doors of Ronald Reagan’s America.

"But despite their best efforts, all roads lead back to their terrifying pasts and to a final stand which will determine whether their love can survive their otherness.”

There's been a bit of an upsurge in cannibal-themed movies, like Daisy-Edgar Jones' Fresh, but Bones & All looks set to be a little less gory than we might think.

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According to director Luca Guadagnino, it will focus more on the relationships between the two main characters more than blood and guts.

"I like to think that Bones & All is an extremely romantic movie, addressing the romanticism that lies within us and within relationships in general," he said.

“Of course, there’s the literal aspect of it being a movie about cannibal lovers, which is extreme in many ways, but I think the more extreme aspect of the movie is the intensity of the feel­ings that these people go through – the impossibility of love.”

Speaking of the future Willy Wonka actor, Guadagnino said: "[The character] is something very different for him. Both endearing and heartbreaking.”

The film also stars Mark Rylance, who appeared alongside Chalamet in the Oscar-nominated Don't Look Up, as well as Chloë Sevigny.

The film is set to premiere at Venice Film Festival this September, with a public release in late 2022 or early 2023.