Scodelario turns into a troubled girl named Emanuel who gets fascinated by Biel's character Linda, a mystery woman in the neighborhood.
The first trailer for Sundance entry "Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes" has made its way out on the web. Quite dark and puzzling, the video features Kaya Scodelario as sensitive teen Emanuel who seems to be attracted to her new neighbor Linda, played by Jessica Biel. Apparently, she develops interest in the single mother because of certain reason.
Emanuel is clearly intrigued with the presence of Linda as she often carefully observes what the young mother is doing from her window. It is then revealed in the trailer that she thinks that Linda looks like her dead mother. This is why the troubled girl does anything she can to be close to the woman.
Directed and penned by Francesca Gregorini, the drama thriller film will see Emanuel unwittingly entering a fragile, fictional world, of which she becomes the gatekeeper. In a statement, Gregorini reveals that the core story is about salvation and redemption.
In addition to Scodelario and Biel, the film includes Alfred Molina, Jimmi Simpson and Frances O'Connor in the cast ensemble. Nathan Larson provides the score, while Matt R. Brady teams up with Gregorini to produce the film.
The film will be in the U.K. at next week's Sundance London Film and Music Festival.