Poster-child Manic Pixie Dream Girl Zooey Deschanel takes on a rather different role in twisted revenge thriller The Driftless Area, starring as a murdered girl who makes her new love interest take vicious vengeance on those who killed her. It's a pity then that The Driftless Area is not out in time for Valentine's Day, as it's a lovely blend of horror and romance — a horromance? Check out the trailer!
The plot synopsis is certainly intriguing:
No one knows if Pierre fell for the wrong girl or was just unlucky in love. Based on the novel of the same title by Tom Drury, Zachary Sluser’s neo-noir, metaphysical romance centers on a budding love affair that causes a ripple effect in a quiet town. After his parents’ death, an affable bartender, Pierre Hunter (Anton Yelchin), returns to his childhood home where he falls for the enigmatic Stella (Zooey Deschanel), a stunning woman with an elusive past. Pierre finds himself pulled into a cat-and-mouse game with an incompetent yet destructive criminal (John Hawkes). Braced with a duffel bag full of cash and unyielding optimism, an unveiling mystery sets Pierre down a path that will determine all of their fates.
'The Driftless Area' arrives on VOD and DVD April 26.