Adapted from the 2009 horror book by Welsh author Sarah Waters, the story centers on Dr. Faraday, the son of a housemaid that has made a respectable living as a country doctor. During a long hot summer in post-WWII Britain, Faraday is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall where his mother used to work and which has been home to one family for over two hundred years, a family that is being haunted by something incredibly sinister. Faraday soon finds this family’s story becoming twisted with his own.
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Waters’ novel centers on themes of class, fear of the future, and the true nature of evil. Hopefully, Abrahamson’s film will carry over at least some of these themes from the novel while still telling its own spine-chilling adaption.
The film is set to arrive this upcoming August will star Domhall Gleeson as Dr. Faraday, Charlotte Rampling as Mrs. Ayres, Ruth Wilson as Caroline and Will Poulter as Roderick. The film’s producers are Gail Egan, Andrea Calderwood and Ed Guiney. Exec producers include Pathe’s Cameron McCracken, Film 4’s Board’s Celine Haddad and Irish Film Board’s Celine Haddad.
It is a Focus Features, Film4 and Pathe in association with Ingenious Media and the Irish Board of a Potboiler production in association with Element Pictures.
Abrahamson’s new film is set to hit theaters August 31, 2018.
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