Starring Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore, the new drama “May December” premiered in May at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival and is next playing at the Deauville American Film Festival in France and at the 61st New York Film Festival. Netflix will release ‘May December’ in select US theaters on November 17th, 2023, then streaming on Netflix on December 1st.
In May December, popular television actor Elizabeth (Natalie Portman) heads to Savannah, Georgia, to research a part in a new film that follows a scandalous tabloid romance. That love affair — between Gracie (Julianne Moore) and Joe (Charles Melton) — was once a fixture of the gossip pages. After all, Joe is significantly younger than Gracie, who served time in prison when they were caught together. When she was released, the pair were married, and they now have three children together who are about to graduate from high school. At first glance, their untraditional marriage looks more predictable than Elizabeth expected. But soon, her observation brings long-dormant feelings to the surface, and the decades-old scandal reveals deeper and deeper layers. From first-time screenwriter Samy Burch, May December is a deliciously witty film about performance and exploitation that juggles surreal melodrama with humane perception.
The film stars Julianne Moore, Natalie Portman, and Charles Melton, with D.W. Moffett, Cory Michael Smith, Drew Scheid, and Jocelyn Shelfo.
May December is directed by American filmmaker Todd Haynes, director of the films Poison, Safe, Velvet Goldmine, Far from Heaven, I’m Not There, Carol, Wonderstruck, Dark Waters, and The Velvet Underground documentary.