For Neil LaBute’s forthcoming thriller Out of the Blue, Diane Kruger and Ray Nicholson star as lovers caught in a lethal web of lies and deceit. An adulterous affair is the focus of Out of the Blue, a home thriller written and directed by Palme d’Or candidate LaBute. Connor Bates now works at a library and spends his spare time jogging, swimming, and trying to piece together his world after serving time in jail for an assault charge, according to the official movie synopsis. With Marilyn Chambers, he falls headlong into a passionate sexual and emotional connection that soon turns to idle chatter about her husband’s death.” To begin with, we see Nicholson (Connor) running through the woods when he comes upon Marilyn (Kruger) in the lake. Connor’s interaction with the blue-eyed beauty is both lovely and embarrassing at the same time. To which Connor responds, “I know,” with a tense smile on his face, Marilyn informs him that the side of the lake is her special area.
Connor and Marilyn’s workplace interactions are also shown to the audience. “Something about murder” is what Kruger’s character refers to when asked about a book she’s looking for at the library. Add “Preferably one where the spouse dies” and you’ve made your point. Their thoughts quickly turn to her husband’s possible death, and the two begin to develop a romantic relationship. It’s unclear whether or not the lovers will carry out their plot to kill each other in the movie’s trailer.
To make matters more interesting, the under two-minute teaser provides us with a hint as to why the film has been given an R rating, despite the fact that it shows more scenes of sexual content between Connor and Marilyn than violent ones. Berry Meyerowitz and Tara L. Craig developed Out of the Blue, which is released by Quiver Distribution. International sales are handled through WestEnd. Hank Azaria, Chase Sui Wonders, Pamela Jayne Morgan, and Victor Slezak make out the cast, which also includes Kruger and Nicholson.
On August 26, 2022, LaBute’s latest thriller Out of the Blue will be released in theatres and on demand.