Love Lies Bleeding: release date, trailer, reviews, cast, plot and everything we know about the Kristen Stewart movie

 Katy O'Brian and Kristen Stewart in Love Lies Bleeding.
Katy O'Brian and Kristen Stewart in Love Lies Bleeding.
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Kristen Stewart has fans who love her for her time in the Twilight franchise, for her critically acclaimed performances in indie movies like Spencer or both. Her latest movie, Love Lies Bleeding, falls into more of the indie sector, though it could have widespread appeal, especially with the backing of A24.

Love Lies Bleeding is one of A24's new 2024 movies, which also includes Civil War, Problemista, Tuesday and Sing Sing, among others.

Here is everything that you need to know about Love Lies Bleeding, including when it is first being shown, who's in it and what the critics are saying about it.

Love Lies Bleeding release date

Love Lies Bleeding is now playing in select movie theaters in the US. Right now that is limited to Los Angeles and New York, but it is going to expand to additional markets in the next few weeks.

It'll take a bit longer for the movie to get to the UK, where it is currently slated to premiere on May 3.

Love Lies Bleeding cast

Kristen Stewart has top billing in Love Lies Bleeding, though she is not alone as the rest of the cast features the likes of Jena Malone, Dave Franco and Ed Harris, as well as Katy O'Brian and Anna Baryshnikov.

Stewart is still probably best known for playing Bella Swan in the Twilight movies, but she is also an Oscar-nominated actress for her role in Spencer and has received acclaim for turns in Still Alice, Clouds of Sils Maria and more. Her most recent movie was the David Cronenberg movie Crimes of the Future.

Katy O'Brian, meanwhile, gets second billing behind Stewart in A24's materials. O'Brian broke out on TV most notably with roles in Z Nation and Black Lightning, but has more recently been seen in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and The Mandalorian. This is just one of her big 2024 new movies, as she is also set to star in Twisters.

Love Lies Bleeding plot

The script for Love Lies Bleeding was co-written by Rose Glass and Weronika Tofilska. Here is the official synopsis:

"From Director Rose Glass comes an electric new love story; reclusive gym manager Lou falls hard for Jackie, an ambitious bodybuilder headed through town to Vegas in pursuit of her dream. But their love ignites violence, pulling them deep into the web of Lou's criminal family."

Love Lies Bleeding reviews

The buzz for Love Lies Bleeding got off to a good start when it premiered at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival, and that has continued now that it is playing, with Rotten Tomatoes' aggregate critic reviews scoring the movie as "Fresh," with 93% rating it positively as of March 8.

Here's a quick sample of what some critics are saying about the Kristen Stewart movie:

David Fear, Rolling Stone: "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."

Kate Erbland, IndieWire: "The sheer scope of its ambition is enough to inspire awe."

Tim Grierson, Screen International: "Love Lies Bleeding makes no apologies for its stylistic boldness or its rising body count, but its swagger cannot hide a nagging hollowness underneath."

Love Lies Bleeding trailer

The first Love Lies Bleeding trailer is now available to watch online. Beyond the 80s hairdos, short shorts and techno soundtrack, it looks to be a dark, violent and intriguing movie. Watch the Love Lies Bleeding trailer right here:

A24 has released a second trailer a well, which you can watch right here:

Love Lies Bleeding director Rose Glass

In addition to co-writing the script, Rose Glass is the director of Love Lies Bleeding. This is Glass' second feature movie, following her acclaimed debut with the horror movie Saint Maud, which was also produced by A24.

Love Lies Bleeding poster
Love Lies Bleeding poster