Watch: Jacob Elordi and Barry Keoghan turn up the heat in first trailer for new queer film Saltburn

Steamy summer romance meets dark, twisted thriller in 'Saltburn', a new "psychological thriller drama" starring Barry Keoghan and Jacob Elordi.

Barry Keoghan in the Saltburn trailer. Keoghan is standing on a balcony in shorts and a robe, and his bare chest is visible.

The first teaser trailer for Saltburn, an upcoming queer dark academia film starring Barry Keoghan and Jacob Elordi, was released yesterday, August 30, giving fans a first look at the mid-2000s romance. 

Directed by Emerald Fennell of Promising Young Woman and Killing Eve fame, Saltburn has been described as a “psychological thriller drama”. The film follows Oliver Quick (Barry Keoghan), a student at Oxford whose infatuation with his charismatic classmate, Felix Catton (Jacob Elordi), devolves into obsession. 

A synopsis of the film reveals that Oliver and Felix travel to the latter’s family estate for the summer holiday, where their dark romance takes shape. During his stay at Felix’s wealthy family home, Oliver meets “a twisted bunch of characters who say and do things that will make you squirm.” 

Now that the first official teaser trailer for the film has been released, fans can see exactly how twisted the film is going to be when it releases later this year.  

In the teaser, it is clear that Keoghan’s character, Oliver, is a fish out of water in his new Oxford environment, a displacement that is only furthered by his journey to Felix’s estate.

“You think you’ll go home?” Felix, played by Jacob Elordi asks Keoghan as the summer approaches.  

“Honestly? Home doesn’t mean the same for me as it does for you, Felix,” he replies.

“Well, why don’t you come home with me? Come to Saltburn,” Felix then suggests.

From there, the trailer descends into madness, abundance and depravity as Oliver is introduced to the eccentric and (potentially) dangerous characters that make up Felix’s family. 

When Oliver starts to show signs of regret for joining Felix at Saltburn, Felix suspiciously reassures his classmate and lover: “Just be yourself, they’ll love you! It’s relaxed, I promise.”

In addition to Barry Keoghan and Jacob Elordi, Saltburn boasts an all-star cast including the likes of  Rosamund Pike, Richard E. Grant, Alison Oliver, Archie Mdekwe, Paul Rhys and Carey Mulligan. 

Watch the first teaser trailer for Saltburn below:

Saltburn is coming to select theatres on November 24, 2023.

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