The fact that Ridley’s character also has a daughter could be used to speak to mature themes of generational trauma. While the main showdown is between Helena and Jacob, Helena’s daughter will seemingly be brought into the conflict as well when Jacob makes contact. The trailer suggests that much of the film will feature suspense and an atmosphere of dread as Helena confronts aspects of her past, but this suspense will eventually turn violent, with Helena breaking out a rifle to take the law into her own hands.

In addition to Ridley and Mendelsohn, The Marsh King’s Daughter features Garrett Hedlund as Helena’s husband, Stephen. Other cast members include Yellowstone‘s Gil Birmingham, Brooklynn Prince, Caren Pistorius, and Joey Carson. The Marsh King’s Daughter will hit theaters on October 6, with Helena and Jacob’s showdown likely to have a bloody ending.