X was released March 18, 2022. Directed by Ti West, it stars Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Brittany Snow, and Scott Mescudi, among others. A trailer for a prequel to the film titled, Pearl, was released today.
Pearl reveals the origins of the villain from X. In it, we see a young Pearl begging for fame and a way off of her family’s farm. In the trailer, Pearl is praying, “please Lord, make me the biggest star the world has ever known.”
The film will follow Pearl’s life on her family’s isolated farm, where she cares for her ailing father and deals with the scrutiny of her overbearing mother. Pearl lusts for a glamorous life, like the ones she has seen in movies. There is a sequence where Pearl yields a pitchfork, and it ends with Pearl yielding an axe.
The ensemble cast includes David Corenswet, Tandi Wright, Matthew Sunderland, and Emma Jenkins-Purro. Director Ti West penned the script along with Mia Goth. Pearl releases September 16, 2022.