After five years in production, a trailer for Bradley Rust
Grey's new film, Jack and Diane was finally released this
Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises) plays the lead role as Diane
with Riley Keogh, granddaughter of Elvis Presley, as Jack. Ellen
Page was originally cast, but had to drop out due to the lengthy
The story follows the two girls as they embark on a budding
relationship during their summer spent together in New York, doing
all your average teenage relationship stuff; holding hands,
fighting with parents and narrowly escaping death in skateboarding
But Diane's aunt Linda drops some bad news when she informs the
couple that their summer romance may stay as just that, as Diane is
being sent to school in France in a few weeks time. This news
affects Diane badly, despite Jack's reassurances that she shouldn't
stay for her sake.
The fallout from this revelation may be harder to deal with than a
little heartbreak, however. Creepy animation from The Quay Brothers
involving unsettling visions of teeth and hair growing around
someone's insides, plus lines such as "I just wanna, like,
unzip my body and put you in there," reference a much darker, more
supernatural element to the film involving everyone's favourite
underdog, second only to the ever-reigning vampire:
With this eerie animation and an ethereal soundtrack courtesy of
Icelandic band Múm we reckon that the lupine aspect will be a
feature of the movie, despite it being unclear from the trailer how
Diane morphing into a werewolf will be incorporated into the
The bonus factor here is: Kylie Minogue who has a cameo role and
contributes to the soundtrack. A mysterious, tattooed, potential
lover for Jack, she appears to be a bad influence on the girls in
what I sincerely hope to not be another clichéd 'troubled lesbian'
trope but instead an imaginative take on teenage sexuality.
Jack and Diane will premiere in US cinemas on 2 September; there
is currenlty no UK release date.