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The first trailer for director Werner Herzog’s upcoming Toronto Film Festival entry My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done has hit the web today. Inspired by a true story, it follows a man who travels to Peru and comes back and begins to experience mystifying events. Events that lead him to slay his own mother with a sword.

The man, played by the Oscar-nominated Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) believes that he he living as part of a Greek tragedy. We watch as his life unfolds in a series of flashbacks displaying the psychological destruction of a killer.

I’m not sure about you, but Michael Shannon has long creeped me out. He was fantastic in Revolutionary Road and he looks equally as choice in this role. He is flanked by some quality talents, including Willem Dafoe, Chloe Sevigny and Michael Pena — along with producer David Lynch. It’s an interesting premise with good names involved, and with Werner Herzog you know you’re in for something, er, different. Sadly, the trailer has this awful voice-over thing going on. You can see what I mean below.

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done will debut at the Toronto Film Festival in September. Check out the trailer below, which comes to us via our friends at The Playlist.


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