Dark Places Trailer

The past returns as A24 debuts the trailer for director Gilles Paquet-Brenner’s thriller Dark Places, based off of bestselling author Gillian Flynn’s novel. View trailer below.

Libby Day (Charlize Theron) was only seven years old when her mother and two sisters were brutally murdered in their rural Kansas farmhouse. In court, the traumatized child pointed the finger at her brother, Ben (Tye Sheridan), and her testimony put the troubled 16-year old in prison for life. Twenty-five years later, a broke and desperate Libby has run through donations from a sympathetic public and royalties from her sensational autobiography, without ever moving past the events of that night.

When Libby accepts a fee to appear at a gathering of true-crime aficionados led by Lyle Wirth (Nicholas Hoult), she is shocked to learn most of them believe Ben is innocent and the real killer is still at large. In need of money, she reluctantly agrees to help them reexamine the crime by revisiting the worst moments of her life. But as Libby and Lyle dig deeper into the circumstances surrounding the murders, her recollections start to unravel and she is forced to question exactly what she saw – or didn’t see. As long-buried memories resurface, Libby begins to confront the wrenching truths that led up to that horrific night.

I haven’t read Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, but I really did like the David Fincher’s film adaption Gone Girl. From what I heard, the book Dark Places has similar intrigues found in Gone Girl, so, of course, if you liked Gone Girl (whether book or film) you’ll like Dark Places. I do like the cast in this movie and I’m curious to see what really happened in Libby’s past.

“It’s time you told the truth”

Prepare to solve the mystery when Dark Places comes to theaters this summer on August 7th, 2015.

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