By Mandela Wells
Director Charlie Kaufman who is also an Academy Award nominated Writer returns after 7 years to direct his latest feature Anomalisa. Anomalisa is a stop motion animation film that focuses on an Author who struggles with his inability to connect with people. The trailer showcases a slightly dim lighting and a realistic animation style that distinguishes it greatly from other films of the kind. Voicing the main character Michael Stone is David Thewlis (The “Harry Potter” franchise, The Theory of Everything, Kingdom of Heaven) and playing the stranger he meets Lisa is The Hateful Eight’s Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Kaufman is not the only one directing this feature he shares this job with co director Duke Johnson. As expected Kaufman also adapted this feature based on the book of the same name by Francis Fregoli. The picture premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and it is set to hit theaters December 30th. Scroll down to see the first trailer.