A mysterious woman with a remarkable past revisits a former lover, complicating the settled life he has built for himself and his wife in Complete Unknown, an unsettling exploration of identity from acclaimed filmmaker Joshua Marston.
As Tom (Michael Shannon) celebrates his birthday with a group of close friends in Brooklyn, he is startled to see a woman from his distant past at the party. Jenny — or Alice (Rachel Weisz), as she now calls herself — first denies even knowing Tom, but as the evening progresses, she reveals a shocking secret. After disappearing from Tom’s life 20 years earlier, she began to reinvent herself every few years, taking on a new name, a new career and a new life each time. After giving Tom a glimpse of what life could be like if he lets go of the safety and security he has so carefully created, Alice asks him to make a choice that will change everything.
Directed by Joshua Marston from a script he co-wrote with Julian Sheppard (stage play “Buicks,” web series “Mayne Street”),
Complete Unknown stars Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, “Boardwalk Empire”), Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener, Youth), Kathy Bates (Titanic, Misery) and Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon, Beloved).
Producers are Lucas Joaquin (Love is Strange, Beasts of the Southern Wild), Lars Knudsen (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Love is Strange) and Jay Van Hoy (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Frank & Lola).
Director of photography is Christos Voudouris (Love is Strange, Before Midnight).