STX Entertainment and Lakeshore Entertainment have dropped a first look at The Boy! And it might be too much for some of you to handle. The frightening thrill-ride arrives from director William Brent Bell. Lauren Cohan stars as a nanny who discovers her job isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
In the film, Greta (Cohan), a young American woman looking to escape a troubled past, takes a job in a small England village as a nanny for a wealthy couple’s 8-year-old son while they take a long vacation. She arrives at the remote manor to discover that things are not quite right. The surprisingly elderly Mr. & Mrs. Heelshire have a list of strict rules for her to follow in caring for their son Brahms, and they mysteriously warn Greta that not following them precisely could result in something terrible. But, the most disturbing realization of all is that Brahms is not an actual 8-year-old boy….he’s a life-sized porcelain doll, whom the doting parents care for and deeply love, just like a real boy.
Isolated and alone, Greta notices that every time she breaks a rule, something strange happens in the house, and the doll reappears in different places and positions than where she put him. Compelled to uncover the mystery behind Brahms, Greta enlists the help of the local grocery delivery man named Malcom (Rupert Evans), the only human being she sees for weeks, who shares horrifying details about the Heelshire family’s disturbing past, leading Greta to realize that she wasn’t just hired – she was chosen.
Lauren Cohan is best known for her role as Maggie on The Walking Dead. William Brent Bell is best known in the states for his demonic possession found footage thriller The Devil Inside. Together, they have created one of this winter’s most terrifying experiences. Written by Stacey Menear, The Boy is being produced by Tom Rosenberg & Gary Lucchesi, Roy Lee, Matt Berenson, and Jim Wedaa. STX Entertainment brings the movie to theaters nationwide on January 22, 2016. Will you be able to handle it?
Source(s): STX Entertainment