The Kindergarten Teacher Trailer: Maggie Gyllenhaal spirals down a dangerous path
Netflix has released the official trailer for the upcoming psychological thriller The Kindergarten Teacher, starring Oscar nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart, The Deuce) and newcomer Parker Sevak. Check out the trailer now in the player below, as well as the new key art in the gallery!
Lisa Spinelli (Maggie Gyllenhaal) is a kindergarten teacher in Staten Island who yearns to live a life of art and intellectualism. She takes an evening poetry class but, despite her best efforts, her work is mediocre. When she overhears Jimmy (Parker Sevak), one of her five-year-old students, reciting an original poem in her classroom, she is floored. Convinced he is the equivalent of a young Mozart, she becomes obsessed with the child and embarks on a dangerous journey to nurture his talent. As Lisa continues down this increasingly desperate path, she seems ready to throw away everything to chase an impossible dream.
The Kindergarten Teacher also stars Anna Baryshnikov (Manchester by the Sea), Rosa Salazar (Alita: Battle Angel), Michael Chernus (Orange Is the New Black), and Golden Globe winner Gael García Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle). The movie is directed and written by Sara Colangelo (Little Accidents), based on a film by Nadav Lapid (Policeman).
Talia Kleinhendler, Osnat Handelsman-Keren, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Celine Rattray, and True Styler serve as producers.
The Kindergarten Teacher will launch on Netflix on October 12, 2018.