Netflix has just released the first brand new teaser of Alias Grace, the adaptation from Margaret Atwood.
The film follows Alias Grace is based on the true story of the murders of Thomas Kinnear (Paul Gross) and his housekeeper Nancy Montgomery (Anna Paquin) that took place in Canada in 1843. Two of the household’s other servants were charged with murder: a 16 year old Irish maid named Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon) and James McDermott (Kerr Logan), the stable hand. At the time they attracted interest due to Grace’s youth and beauty and the drama around Nancy’s illicit relationship with her employer (they had a child together). Atwood’s novel does take some liberties with the truth, introducing the fictional character of Dr. Simon Jordan (Edward Holcroft) to investigate the case.