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Kirsten in a verge of a breakdown always gives good drama, right? So we’re all excited for Woodshock, the directorial debut of Rodarte founders Kate and Laura Mulleavy that had its trailer released today.

Kirsten Dunst stars as Theresa, a haunted young woman spiraling in the wake of profound loss, torn between her fractured emotional state and the reality-altering effects of a potent cannabinoid drug. Immersive, spellbinding, and sublime, ‘Woodshock’ transcends genre to become a singularly thrilling cinematic experience that marks the arrival of the Mulleavy siblings as a major new voice in film.

A24 — which has distributed Academy Award-friendly fare in the recent past, including Moonlight, Ex Machina, and Room — secured U.S. distribution rights to the project at Cannes Film Festival in 2015. The film is based on an original idea from the Mulleavy siblings, one that had reportedly been in development for several years.

“Woodshock” opens September 15.


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The Hollywood Reporter – Los Angeles fashion designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy, founders of the Rodarte label, are turning their attention to filmmaking.

The sisters are set to make their feature directorial debut with Woodshock, starring longtime friend Kirsten Dunst. Plot details are being kept under tight wraps, but the storyline is described as an original concept derived from a screenplay written by the duo that’s been in development for several years.

Ken Kao’s Waypoint Entertainment, which will be in Cannes this year with Gus Van Sant’s The Sea of Trees, is financing and producing Woodshock alongside Ben LeClair and Michael Costigan of Cota Films.

In a big show of confidence, A24 — known for turning out hip and edgy fare, including current box office hit Ex Machina — has preemptively scooped up theatrical U.S. rights to Woodshock. WME Global brokered the deal.