Nicole Kidman in Destroyer

Annapurna Pictures



Based on the early praise for Nicole Kidman, we should expect to see her name on awards lists for "Destroyer."

She already has one Oscar under her belt, and director Karyn Kusama's cop thriller may give her another. "Destroyer" premiered to raves for Kidman's performance (if not the entire film) at the Telluride Film Festival. Now you can see the first trailer before the film arrives in theaters this Christmas.

Here's what the movie is about:
"'Destroyer' follows the moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past."

"Destroyer" co-stars Sebastian Stan -- prominently featured in the trailer -- along with Toby KebbellTatiana MaslanyScoot McNairyBradley WhitfordToby Huss, and James Jordan.

Here's the trailer:



Last month, Karyn Kusama ("Girlfight," "Jennifer's Body," "Æon Flux," "The Invitation") talked to Vanity Fair about the look they wanted for Nicole Kidman's character:
"We always knew that what we wanted her to look like was a real middle-aged woman with a past that she wears on her face. With sun damage and sleep deprivation and stress and rage, just in her whole physical body."

"Destroyer" is scheduled for release in select theaters on December 25. Yeah, it's kind of a depressing holiday gift, but maybe you'll be in that kind of mood on Christmas. Let's face it, sometimes Christmas is exactly this dark and depressing.

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