Love Lies Bleeding starring Kristen Stewart and Katy O’Brian premiered at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival – and it’s certainly got critics raving.


The second feature from Rose Glass, the writer-director and twisted mind behind Saint Maud, is a romantic thriller starring Stewart in the role of a reclusive gym manager named Lou, who falls for bodybuilder Jackie (played by Black Lightning's Katy O'Brian).

However, their love soon "ignites violence, pulling them deep into the web of Lou's criminal family", the official plot synopsis teases.

A24 previously released a poster for Love Bleeding Lies as well as the first trailer, which arrived on 19th December 2023. Catch it later in this article.

So, when can we expect the film to land in the UK and who else stars? Read on for everything you need to know about Love Lies Bleeding.

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Love Lies Bleeding UK release date

Love Lies Bleeding will be released in the UK on 19th April 2024.

The film is being distributed by Lionsgate in the UK and its release follows its premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2024 on 20th January 2024.

The film is rated R in the US and has a runtime of 104 minutes.

Love Lies Bleeding first reactions and reviews

The new Kristen Stewart-led movie has critics raving.

"It’s a brutal, bloody, and discombobulating ride, but boy, is it a blast," Devan Coggan wrote for Entertainment Weekly.

"A midnight noir that shoots over the top of our expectations but lands where it should, at a place where even valorous people have to go to extremes," Owen Gleiberman penned for Variety.

Meanwhile, Rolling Stone’s David Fear wrote: "Love Lies Bleeding doesn’t have time for a slow burn. It’s a movie that comes in hot and leaves in a molten blaze of glory."

David Rooney added from The Hollywood Reporter: "Seriously, is there anyone who doesn’t want to watch Kristen Stewart flicking back a greasy shag, driving an old pickup and chain-smoking in grubby tank tops?"

Love Lies Bleeding cast

The following cast members have been confirmed for Love Lies Bleeding.

  • Kristen Stewart as Lou
  • Katy O'Brian as Jackie
  • Jena Malone as TBC
  • Ed Harris as TBC
  • Dave Franco as TBC
  • Anna Baryshnikov as TBC

Kristen Stewart and Katy O'Brian (Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, The Mandalorian) will lead the cast of the movie as Lou and Jackie, respectively.

Stewart has previously dabbled in horror with projects such as Personal Shopper, Underwater, Lizzie and, in what marked her darkest role so far, David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future (2022).

Katy O'Brien's body in a wrestling outfit as she holds a gun in the poster for Love Lies Bleeding.
Katy O'Brien's body in a wrestling outfit as she holds a gun in the poster for Love Lies Bleeding. A24

Talking about the dystopian body horror film, in which she played Timlin, a young woman who is fascinated and aroused by Saul Tenser's body art, Stewart told Insider after the premiere: "Everyone loves to talk about how his (Cronenberg's) movies are difficult to watch and it's fun to talk about people walking out of Cannes screenings."

She continued: "Every single gaping, weird bruise in his movies, it makes my mouth open. You wanna lean in toward it. And it never repulses me ever. The way I feel, it is through really visceral desire and that's the only reason we're alive. We're pleasure sacks."

The cast of Love Lies Bleeding is rounded out by Jena Malone (The Hunger Games), Ed Harris (Westworld), Dave Franco (The Disaster Artist) and Anna Baryshnikov (Dickinson).

Behind the camera, Glass directed from a script she co-wrote with Weronika Tofilska.

Is there a trailer for Love Lies Bleeding?

Yes! A24 has now released the full trailer for Love Lies Bleeding.

Catch it below.

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