WHO’S IN IT?
Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water), Juliette Lewis (Cape Fear), Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast), Missi Pyle (Gone Girl), Diana Silvers (Booksmart), McKaley Miller (The Iceman), Corey Fogelmanis (#SquadGoals), Gianni Paolo (Arlo: The Burping Pig), Dante Brown (Won’t Back Down), Allison Janney (I, Tonya), Kyanna Simone Simpson (White Boy Rick), Skyler Joy (Crazy Lake), Andrew Matthew Welch (My Daughter Vanished), Nicole Carpenter (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Tate Taylor (The Help), director, producer; Scotty Landes (film debut), writer; Jason Blum (Get Out) and John Norris (Angel of Death), producers; Gregory Tripi (Rememory), composer; Christina Voros (As I Lay Dying), cinematographer; Lucy Donaldson (The Choice) and Jin Lee (It’s Time to Love), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Sue Ann (Spencer) is a lonely woman living by herself in a quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie (Silvers), a new teenager in town, to buy booze for her and her friends, which Sue Ann sees as the chance to make some young friends of her own. She invites them back to her place, where she lets them use her basement as a place to drink, as long as they follow a simple set of rules: at least one person has to be sober, they must not curse, they must never go upstairs, and they must call her “Ma”. However, things soon turn nightmarish as Ma’s hospitality turns into obsession…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Octavia Spencer reunites with The Help director Tate Taylor for this balls-to-the-wall horror-thriller where she gets to play a sociopath that’s very different to anything the Oscar-winning actress has largely done before.