Wake up babe, new A24 trailer just dropped! Quite literally ever since Paul Mescal first appeared on the small screen for his debut in Sally Rooney's Normal People adaptation, people (read: us) have been foaming at the mouth for every appearance we're able to secure of this beefy Irish boy. We're very firmly not alone, either, considering he's been booked and busy ever since, and his latest title, God's Creatures has us horny and confused, for our Paul seemingly plays the part of a hot hometown lad who has been accused of the unspeakable. Not so sexy after all.
In a new trailer for the film that has just dropped following its Cannes premiere earlier this year, Mescal plays Brian O’Hara, a man of a small Irish town who has returned home after 7 years of living in Australia, to surprise his mother Aileen (Emily Watson). The two have a fraught, yet close relationship, but after Brian is caught up in an alleged lie by a former flame, Aileen is "caught between protecting her dear son and her own sense of right and wrong, driving her to near-madness."
Directed by Saela Davis & Anna Rose Holmer and distributed by A24, God’s Creatures is said to prove that the murky and dark film affirms that Mescal's Normal People performance was no one hit wonder. Alongside Mescal, Aisling Franciosi(The Nightingale, “The Fall”), and Academy Award-nominee Emily Watson(Breaking the Waves, Punch Drunk Love) star in the film, which is set to debut via A24 on September 30.
You can watch the recently released trailer for Gods Creatures below, and see Mescal in another broody leading role.
As for what else the actor has upcoming, he recently starred in Aftersun, which premiered at Cannes and follows Calum and his eleven-year-old daughter Sophie as they share a summer together in Turkey. He is also set to star in The End of Getting Lost, a new Amazon Studios thriller directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven alongside Margaret Qualley and Dakota Johnson, and is slated to take on a role alongside The Crown's Josh O'Connor in a WWI romance.