“We can not know for certain what a pig’s nightmares are like,” says Tilda Swinton in a new video, but Swinton, in character at least, is willing to hazard a guess. Yes, if you’ve ever wanted to see the Academy Award-winning actress talk about where the swine subconscious may wonder, then today is your lucky day.
The clip is a just released promo for the actresses’ upcoming movie Okja. The Netflix production reunites Swinton with her Snowpiercer director Bong Joon Ho , and centers on the bond between a young girl and a mysterious, genetically-engineered beast.
As it turns out though, that beast escaped from the labs of the multinational conglomerate owned by Swinton’s character. Swinton plays Lucy Mirando, president of the Mirando Corporation, a company that, when it’s not secretly playing God with new forms of animal life in its labs, is apparently positioned in the marketplace as a wholesome and socially responsible company that makes products that ease the anxieties of even the most over-the-top Whole Foods moms. When even free ranger livestock isn’t enough for you, there is, in this fictional world anyway, roaming dreaming livestock as well.
Okja will be one of two Netflix-backed films to premiere next month at the Cannes Film Festival. It will make it debut on the streaming service on June 28th.
Swinton is joined in the flick by Paul Dano, Jake Gyllenhaal, Giancarlo Esposito, Lily Collins, Walking Dead favorite Steven Yeun and teen favorite Devon Bostick. Though the real star of the film might be 13-year-old South Korean actress An Seo Hyun.
She stars as the little girl who bonds with the escaped beast. Swinton’s character of course eventually drops the friendly mogul facade, and makes it her mission to recapture the animal. A proper teaser trailer has already been released.
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Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackerman at the premiere of A Bigger Splash in Venice, Italy, September 2015. Photo by Getty Images.
Tilda Swinton in Lanvin at the photocall for A Bigger Splash in Venice, Italy, September 2015. Photo by Getty Images.
Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann at the premiere of Only Lovers Left Alive in Cannes, France, May 2013. Photo by Getty Images.
Tilda Swinton in Lanvin at the London premiere of A Bigger Splash> after party in London, England, October 2015. Photo by Getty Images.
Tilda Swinton in Chanel Couture at the premiere of Hail, Caesar! in Berlin, Germany, February 2016. Photo by Getty Images.
Tilda Swinton in Maison Margiela at a screening of A Bigger Splash in New York, New York, April 2016. Photo by Getty Images.
Tilda Swinton in Vionnet in New York, New York, April 2016. Photo by Getty Images.
Tilda Swinton in Valentino Couture at a press conference for Snowpiercer in Seoul, South Korea, July 2013. Photo by Getty Images.
Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann at the 51st annual New York Film Festival, October 2013. Photo by Getty Images.
Tilda Swinton in Schiaparelli at the premiere of Snowpiercer in Los Angeles, California, June 2014. Photo by Getty Images.
attends the Sony Pictures Classics’ “Only Lovers Left Alive” screening hosted by The Cinema Society and Stefano Tonchi, Editor-in-Chief of W Magazine at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema on March 12, 2014 in New York City.