We learned the first real insight into Spike Jonze's much-anticipated follow-up to Where the Wild Things Are when the director sat down with David O. Russell to discuss Her at LA Film Fest earlier this year. Now we are finally getting a real peek at some of the footage via this morning's trailer debut.
The film stars Joaquin Phoenix as a lonely writer who connects with an artificial intelligence voiced by Scarlett Johansson. Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, and Olivia Wilde co-star. Here's an official synopsis:
In the not so distant future, Theodore (Phoenix), a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all.
The film drops November 20 from WB, but look for a big festival debut prior. My guess is NYFF but maybe that will push to AFI Fest (fingers crossed LA).