Cold Souls set out an ambitious task: tell a Charlie Kaufman-style tale about a company that extracts and leases human souls. But, tragically, the result is a film more interested in explaining its ideas than telling a compelling story.
Cold Souls, the new film about a bizarre soul-extraction process, is mostly a chance for the movie's lead to stretch his comedy muscles in an existential wasteland, judging from seven new clips. Good thing it's Paul Giamatti, then. Spoilers ahead.
Cold Souls stars Paul Giamatti as an actor named Paul Giamatti, struggling with ennui. He gets his soul removed in an arcane procedure, but things don't go as he'd hoped, in this new trailer. Is "Charlie Kaufman" becoming a genre?