First Look: Charlie Kaufman’s ‘I’m Thinking Of Ending Things’ With Toni Collette, Jessie Buckley, & Jesse Plemons

With Netflix having recently set a September release for Charlie Kaufman’s I’m Thinking of Ending Things, now it’s time to finally get a look at his anticipated return to directing. The image shown doesn’t reveal much, but it doesn’t have to when it includes stars Jessie Buckley, Jesse Plemons, Toni Collette, and David Thewlis.

Based on the Ian Reid novel, I’m Thinking of Ending Things centers on a woman with identity issues who goes with her boyfriend to meet his parents at their remote farm. The relationship is already on the rocks, and that only makes things more difficult as things take a disturbing turn.

For fans of Kaufman’s psychological mind-benders like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Synecdoche, New York, and Being John Malkovich, it should be exactly what they’re looking for. However, the director says that’s not all he sets out to do…

“I don’t set out to do a mindfuck,” he told EW. “I’m not setting out to do something that ‘tops’ some sort of brainteaser I might have done before. But there’s no question that I’m trying to build on the stuff that I’ve already done.”

I’m Thinking of Ending Things hits Netflix on September 4th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.