THE BOY (15)

WHO’S IN IT?

Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead), Rupert Evans (Hellboy), Jim Norton (Jimmy’s Hall), Diana Hardcastle (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Ben Robson (Vikings), James Russell (film debut), Jett Klyne (Heart of Dance)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside), director; Stacey Menear (film debut), writer; Matt Berenson (Daddy Day Care), Roy Lee (The LEGO Movie), Gary Lucchesi (Underworld), Tom Rosenberg (Million Dollar Baby) and Jim Wedaa (Mission to Mars), producers; Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead), composer; Daniel Pearl (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), cinematographer; Brian Berdan (Crank), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

A young American woman, Greta (Cohan), takes a job in a remote British village working as a nanny for the son of the Heelshire couple (Norton and Hardcastle) – only to discover upon arrival that the child is actually a life-sized porcelain doll that the couple treat as their son to cope with the death of their real boy. Greta is given a strict set of rules to help look after the doll, but when she ignores these rules a series of sinister events occur that lead her to believe that the doll might actually be real…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The Boy is a delightfully creepy tale of porcelain dolls coming alive, in the vein of Child’s Play and – to a lesser extent – Annabelle.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 18TH MARCH 2016

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