Marion Cotillard heads to New York City in search of the American dream in the first domestic trailer for The Immigrant, following the international trailer released back in October. The actress plays Ewa Cybulski, who sets sail from Poland with her sister (Angela Sarafyan) to start a new life in New York City. After her sister becomes ill, Ewa must strike out on her own, when she meets Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix) who forces her into prostitution. Jeremy Renner co-stars as Orlando, a magician and Bruno's cousin who gives her hope for a promising future in this drama, written and directed by James Gray (We Own the Night), which hits theaters May 16.
In James Gray's The Immigrant, Ewa Cybulski (Marion Cotillard) and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland in search of a new start and the American dream. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda (Angela Sarafyan) is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, with nowhere to turn and desperate to reunite with Magda, Ewa quickly falls prey to Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix), a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution. The arrival of Orlando (Jeremy Renner) - a dashing stage magician who is also Bruno's cousin - restores her self-belief and hopes for a brighter future, becoming her only chance to escape the nightmare in which she finds herself.