Check Out the Trailer for Jake Gyllenhaal's Savage New Horror Movie Set in the Art World

Velvet Buzzsaw reunites the actor with 'Nightcrawler' director Dan Gilroy — and it's headed to Netflix straight from its Sundance premiere.
Sarah Ward
Published on January 13, 2019

Art is a matter of life and death in the star-studded Velvet Buzzsaw, which might just earn the title of 2019's most out-there film so far. The movie marks the reunion of Nightcrawler writer/director Dan Gilroy and actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo — and if you've seen that 2014 standout, you'll know that you're in for a wild ride.

Both an unhinged horror effort and a satire of the art world, the film is set to premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival, but general audiences won't have to wait long at all to see the flick for themselves. It'll hit Netflix worldwide on Friday, February 1, while Sundance is still running.

While Nightcrawler took aim at tabloid news media and charted its deadly consequences, Velvet Buzzsaw has another realm in its sights. With Gyllenhaal playing an art critic, Russo an agent, and everyone from Toni Collette to John Malkovich to Stranger Things' Natalia Dyer among the cast, the film charts a spate of sinister happenings that are linked to a batch eye-catching paintings. The art collection in question is only found after an unknown elderly artist passes away, and comes with strict instructions to destroy the work; however, when that warning is ignored, everyone who profits from the pieces starts to suffer.

Check out the trailer below, and add the movie to your streaming queue for your next fright-filled date with your couch:

Velvet Buzzsaw will be available on Netflix from Friday, February 1.

Published on January 13, 2019 by Sarah Ward
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