HBO Max Acquires Halsey’s Album-Film, ‘If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power’

Singer Halsey’s If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power Film Experience will debut Oct. 7 on HBO Max in the U.S. as a Max Original film. The WarnerMedia streaming platform acquired the movie after a limited theatrical run on Imax theaters, which generated nearly $1 million in ticket sales at more than 70 theaters globally.

Set to the music of Halsey’s (Ashley Nicolette Frangipane) fourth studio album, the film experience stars the two-time Grammy nominee as the young and pregnant Queen Lila. After a shocking event, Lila unlocks a paranormal power within and discovers her ability to create life (and end it).

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The horror-tinged fairytale explores the labyrinth of sexuality and birth. The film was written by Halsey and directed by Colin Tilley.

Oct. 9 Halsey will make her fourth appearance as musical guest on “Saturday Night Live.” “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power” recently debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart — her third consecutive release chart topper. Hailed as Halsey’s best album yet by Vulture, “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power” also topped Billboard’s Alternative Albums, Vinyl Albums and Tastemaker Albums charts and claimed the No. 1 position on the Spotify Top 10 Global Album Debuts chart.

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