Halsey's Album-Film 'If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power' Heads to HBO Max

Colin Tilley directs the film inspired by the Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross-produced album

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“If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power,” the album-film from pop star Halsey that accompanied her chart-topping album, has been acquired by HBO Max and will premiere on the streamer as an original film on Thursday, Oct. 7.

Halsey’s film had a limited theatrical run in IMAX theaters earlier this year, and it managed to break $1 million at the box office after selling out over 70 theaters globally. The film is a horror-tinged fairy tale that explores themes of sexuality and birth and is set to the music of the album.

In it, Halsey plays the young and pregnant Queen Lila, who unlocks a paranormal power within herself after a shocking event and discovers her ability to both create life and end it.

Halsey herself wrote the film, which is directed by Colin Tilley and produced by Halsey,Jamee Ranta and Anthony Li. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross produced the album.

This weekend, Halsey will make her fourth appearance as a musical guest on “Saturday Night Live.” Her album “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power” was released in August and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart.

Halsey and the filmmakers were represented by WME and Endeavor Content in the distribution deal.


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