Julianne Moore Brings the Lady-Centric Thriller Back with 'Chloe'

There was a time when women got all the juicy parts in thrillers: Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction (1987), Rebecca de Mornay and Annabella Sciorra in The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992), Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh in Single White Female (1992). In recent years, we've missed that kind of girl-centric psychological thriller, where a manipulative villain and a good-hearted heroine are locked in a deadly battle. Sure, the fight is usually over a man, but the men seem secondary to watching great actresses like Close or Leigh give fantastically over-the-top performances. Watching the trailer for Chloe, the new thriller starring Julianne Moore and Mamma Mia!'s Amanda Seyfried, makes us think that those good old rabbit-boiling days are back at last.

Moore plays Catherine, a doctor and mother who is happily married... until her college professor husband David (Liam Neeson) starts spending a suspicious amount of time with his students. Catherine decides to hire a young escort, Chloe (Seyfried), to seduce her husband and test his loyalty. Needless to say, things go awry, and there's very a good chance that Chloe isn't what she seems. The new trailer (below) allows us to watch a little bit of the always-amazing Moore spiraling out of control, while young Seyfried becomes wild-eyed and cagey. Both actresses, in other words, are acting up a storm. Chloe looks like an A-list version of a Lifetime Original Movie, and we mean that as the highest possible compliment. The movie hits theaters on March 3rd.



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