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A battle of the sexes: Watch the trailer for Margaret Qualley’s new film ‘Sanctuary’

Watch the trailer for Margaret Qualley's 'Sanctuary'

It's Margaret Qualley's world and we're just living in it, at least it very much feels this that way at the moment. The actress has been everywhere lately with no signs of slowing down. Ever since we saw her big-screen debut in Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, it feels like she's been scoring film roles left and right – from her recent A24 flick Stars at Noon, to the announcement that she would be starring in an upcoming film by of the Coen brothers. We finally saw her take centre stage in Maid, alongside her mother Andie MacDowell, and now it seems she's set to for a sexy new role in the film Sanctuary.

Sanctuary is the latest from producers David Lancaster and Stephanie Wilcox (Whiplash) and (Nightcrawler) telling the story of a dominatrix and her wealthy client over the course of one evening in a hotel room, where the stakes are considerably high. Highly charged and unexpected, if you like edge of your seat power play dynamics this is one to watch.

Take a look at the trailer below



What is the plot of Sanctuary?

As we've mentioned, the film follows the story of a dominatrix Rebecca and her long-time client, Hal, over the course of one evening in a hotel room. When Hal admits he has to end their relationship as he is about to inherit his late father’s position and fortune, Rebecca becomes upset and a dangerous game of cat and mouse ensues.


Who is involved in Sanctuary?

Margaret Qualley and and Christopher Abbot are the central leads of the film, with Zachary Wigon directing. When discussing Qualley’s character, producer Stephanie Wilcox said it’s “one of the most compelling, complex female characters”. Qualley followed up by saying it “was also the perfect movie at the perfect time – very COVID-protocol friendly with such a contained cast and one location."


When is Sanctuary set to hit our screens?

You won't have long to wait, as Sanctuary is set to be released in theatres by Neon on May 19.


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Image: still from trailer.