Latest trailer Benjamin Millepiedof Carmen just released. After release teaser trailernow we get a proper look at the upcoming opera adaptation based on the iconic production George Bizet.

Melissa Barrera plays the film’s iconic Carmen, along with the next big thing Paul Mescalwas recently seen following her nomination-laden performance on the awards circuit Charlotte Wells After the sun. The film follows Carmen’s journey from Mexico to Los Angeles as she attempts to gain her freedom. The film is a loose adaptation of an 1800s opera modernized for the screen.

The film marks the feature film directorial debut for Millepied, who is best known for his legendary career as a dancer and choreographer. In addition, he served as dance director at the Paris Opera Ballet from 2014 to 2016. He was previously involved in cinematography when he worked with him in 2010. Darren Aronofsky in his dramatic ballet film Black swan, in which he served as a choreographer and dancer. Worked with him recently Denis Villeneuve to help choreograph a segment of his 2021 sci-fi epic, Dune.

Image via TIFF

RELATIONSHIP: “Carmen”: Melissa Barrera and Benjamin Milepi in a scene that brought the crew to tears

Millipede described the process of finding Carmen Visiting Collider Supper Suite and Media Studio in Marble at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival as his first art project:

“It’s a lot of hard work and luck. I have been making dance films, small short films for a long time. It had been brewing in my head for a while too. I think that’s how you explained the vision, and I found a producer who believed in the idea and gave me the freedom to do it, Dimitri Rassam. I was very, very lucky. This is crazy. Making a movie is like building a company from scratch with people you’ve never met, and that’s why it’s a crazy venture.

Barrera will also star in the upcoming film Scream 6 Film. He also appeared in the film 2022 Scream 5. However, this is not his first musical role as he previously starred in the 2021 film In the hills. Mescal previously starred in a limited series adaptation Sally Rooneythe novel of Ordinary People. He has also recently been involved in acting Ridley Scott to make his highly anticipated leadership continuation Gladiator.

Carmen It was originally set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2022. The film opens in limited release in New York and Los Angeles on April 21. The full cast has not yet been announced. The full trailer can be seen below.