Andrew Garfield returns, this summer, to the silver screen in the neo-noir crime thriller Under the Silver Lake.
Written and directed by David Robert Mitchell, the film revolves around Garfield’s character, Sam, who becomes obsessed with the strange disappearance of a mysterious woman named Sarah (Riley Keough), whom he met one night while she was frolicking in his apartment’s swimming pool. When she vanishes, he embarks, according to the official synopsis, “on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal, and conspiracy in the City of Angels”.
Described as “a deeper exploration into the hidden meaning and secret codes buried within the things we love”, the film also stars Topher Grace as Sam’s friend, who helps him with his investigation.
The trailer features several encounters between Sam and Sarah, who become lovers, and reveals the moment when Sam goes to her apartment, the morning after they spend the night together, and discovers she has left without telling him. “Maybe she didn’t like you. Maybe she knows you’re poor and haven’t paid your rent,” a man answers him when he talks about her disappearance. After finding some kind of secret code in her apartment, Sam decides to start looking for clues that might help him find her. He thus sets out on a journey throughout the underworld of Los Angeles and becomes obsessed with codes and subliminal messages.
The song used in the trailer is the 1967 hit single “Never My Love” by American pop rock band The Association. Written by American siblings Donald and Richard Addrisi, the song has been recorded by dozens of notable artists over the years and has been featured on a variety of shows including The Andy Williams Show, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Joey Bishop Show, The Dick Cavett Show, The Steve Allen Show, and others.
Under the Silver Lake is scheduled to hit select theaters June 22.