You’ve heard Natalie Portman rap and now you can hear her sing. The new “Vox Lux” trailer, which dropped Wednesday, features Portman and Raffey Cassidy performing the tune that launched their shared character Celeste into the pop star stratosphere.
A piano-heavy track written by Sia and Greg Kurstin, “Wrapped Up” is the main song from the film, which follows the rise of Celeste, played by Cassidy as a teen and Portman as an adult, after she performs said song at a memorial service following a school shooting.
“Tonight, we’re going to bring it back to where it all began,” adult Celeste (Portman) tells a rapturous audience at the beginning of the trailer. The clip then cuts to a nervous teen Celeste singing “Wrapped Up” at the service before morphing to adult Celeste, now a larger-than-life pop diva, performing her signature song in an outrageous, glittery outfit inside a massive arena.
“Wrapped Up” is being campaigned for Best Original Song, so fingers crossed if it gets in at the Oscars that Portman and/or Cassidy belt it out on the Dolby stage. Sia wrote all the original songs on the soundtrack, which will be released Dec. 14, the same day the film opens nationwide following a weeklong limited release in New York and Los Angeles.
“Vox Lux” made news earlier this week when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association denied Neon’s supporting request for Portman and moved her into the drama lead category for Golden Globe consideration. Because she shows up halfway through the film, Portman, who’s received raves for her performance, is still being campaigned for Best Supporting Actress elsewhere, along with Cassidy, Stacy Martin and Jennifer Ehle. Jude Law, who plays Celeste’s manager, is also being pushed in supporting; no one is being campaigned in lead.
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