Velvet Buzzsaw trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal's encounter with killer art is highlight of the Dan Gilroy directorial

FP Staff

Jan 11, 2019 12:16:05 IST

Netfilx's latest offering in the horror-thriller genre, Velvet Buzzsaw has a lot of things going about its newly launched trailer. Clocking in at two and a half minutes, the trailer gradually develops to establish an atmosphere of complete, unadulterated fear.

 Velvet Buzzsaw trailer: Jake Gyllenhaals encounter with killer art is highlight of the Dan Gilroy directorial

Still from Velvet Buzzsaw trailer. YouTube screengrab

Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival later in January, Velvet Buzzsaw sees Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead as an eccentric art critic Morf Vandewalt. Morf's slow yet sure decline into madness entails the paintings somehow coming to life after they are possessed by evil spirits. Discovered at an apartment with the artist dead, these painting cause further damage to other art connoisseurs. With sheer bewilderment and fear, Vandewalt tries to convince his museum colleagues that the painting need to removed out of the way.

However, groundbreaking profits and social media attention surround the paintings and as a result of this, Morf's statements are ignored.

Velvet Buzzsaw sees Gyllenhaal reunite with Nightcrawler colleagues director Dan Gilroy and co-star Rene Russo. Velvet Buzzsaw also features John Malkovich, Toni Collette, Zawe Ashton, Tom Sturridge, Daveed Diggs, Natalia Dyer and Billy Magnussen.

Velvet Buzzsaw is scheduled to hit the theatres on 1 February. The streaming giant will also air the film on the same date. Watch the trailer here.

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Updated Date: Jan 11, 2019 12:16:05 IST