'The Idol' Trailer Sees Lily-Rose Depp's Pop Star Persona Turn out to be "Brainwashed" by The Weeknd's Cult-Main Tedros

HBO has dropped off the ultimate trailer for its Sam Levinson-directed sequence, The Idol, forward of its premiere on June 4.

The present stars Lily-Rose Depp as Jocelyn, a rising pop star on a mission to reignite her fame after canceling her final tour, and The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) as Tedros, a nightclub proprietor and cult chief who guarantees to assist Jocelyn elevate her profession to unexpected heights. “You’re the American dream,” Tedros tells Jocelyn in a voiceover. “Rags to riches. Trailers to mansions. You’re f*cking Jocelyn.”

Later, a troubled voice, off-screen, says, “He’s brainwashed her,” earlier than Tesfaye’s character seems hauntingly laughing. “You’re not a human being. You’re a star,” he says within the trailer’s closing.

Along with Depp and Tesfaye, the heavyweight solid consists of Troye Sivan, Dan Levy, Da’Vine Pleasure Randolph, Eli Roth, Hari Nef, Jane Adams, Jennie Ruby Jane, Mike Dean, Moses Sumney, Rachel Sennott, Ramsey, Suzanna Son, and Hank Azaria. Tesfaye is billed as a co-creator of the sequence, alongside Levinson and Reza Fahim.

The Idol premiered on the Cannes Movie Competition final week, garnering a five-minute standing ovation from the viewers. Following its non-public debut, nonetheless, the sequence was met with a number of harsh opinions from critics, with Rolling Stone describing it as “nasty, brutish, for much longer than it’s, and means, means worse than you’d have anticipated.” The general public must kind their very own opinions on the present, as soon as it turns into out there for streaming by way of Max on June 4.

Watch the official trailer for The Idol above.

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