AceShowbiz - Natalie Portman shows off her vocal prowess in a new trailer for "Vox Lux". Set to an original song written by Sia Furler and Greg Kurstin, the video gives a poignant look at Celeste's (Portman) childhood before she shoots to fame.
"Tonight, we are going to bring it back to where it all began," an adult Celeste says on stage in front of the crowd. The video then flashes back to show Celeste's tragic past as a survivor of a school shooting. She is seen singing Sia song "Wrapped Up" during a memorial at a church for the shooting victims, which catapults her to stardom.
The scene then cuts to show adult Celeste singing the same song at her concert. Now a pop star, Celeste is battling her inner demons while gearing up for a comeback after a scandalous incident almost derailed her career.
In one scene, she emotionally complains about not being able to enjoy big moments in her life. "I keep feeling like big moments get stolen away from me," she says. "You know, sometimes you just get kicked while you're down."
The video also hints at Celeste's close relationship with her manager, played by Jude Law, who has been there for her since the beginning of her career. "You and your past chose me to guide you through this," the manager reminds her.
According to the synopsis, "Vox Lux" begins in 1999 when teenage sisters Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) and Eleanor (Stacy Martin) survive a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and perform a song about their experience, making something lovely and cathartic out of catastrophe - while also catapulting Celeste to stardom. By 2017, the now 31-year-old Celeste is mother to a teenage daughter of her own and struggling to navigate a career fraught with scandals when another act of terrifying violence demands her attention.
Brady Corbet directs and writes the music drama, which also stars Jennifer Ehle, Willem Dafoe, Maria Dizzia and Christopher Abbott. It is set to open in U.S. theaters on December 7. Portman's performance in the movie has already generated her an Oscar buzz. She is being submitted in the Oscar race for supporting actress.