A24 is the rare movie studio that’s sort of a movie star in its own right, with its name doing the sort of heavy lifting that used to be handled by A-list actors or trusted directors. A24 has carved out a niche with religious horror, with movies like Midsommar and The Witch blending moody spooks with supernatural navel gazing. That’s why folks are pretty excited about the upcoming Lamb, despite the relatively obscure cast, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo‘s Noomi Rapace notwithstanding.
The film, the directorial debut of noted special effects engineer Valdimar Jóhannsson, follows a couple of Icelandic sheep farmers (Rapace and Hilmir Snaer Gudnason) on the edge of the world who are struggling to conceive until they happen upon very bizarre miracle, the details of which are probably best left unspoiled but, well, suffice to say, be careful what you wish for.
“A script like this is rare and I directly felt that I had to do it,” Rapace said of Lamb. “I’ve never done anything like this before and I can’t wait to start filming and go back to my roots in Iceland.”
The trailer leaves the exact specifics of the movie’s major plot point mostly to the imagination, but you can find the details out there online if you’re really curious. It might be better to wait until the movie hits the U.S. and you can experience the whole thing. We don’t have an exact date on that yet but given A24’s influence, it shouldn’t be long.