David Fincher, director of Gone Girl, is back.
And this time he’s bringing with him a few thousand of your worst nightmares.
The film tells the story of Libby Day (Charlize Theron) who was only 7-years-old when her mother and two sisters were murdered – supposedly by her brother. After fleeing the family home (and losing some toes and fingers in the process, yuck), Libby survives long enough to doubt her brother’s guilt.
It’s eerie, it’s heart-racing and it seems to be more True Detective than it is Gone Girl.
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Dark Places will be Charlize Theron’s second big film of the season, after an incredible performance in the pro-feminist Mad Max: Fury Road. But what has us really interested is Theron’s inspiration for her Dark Places character.
Speaking with the French TV network TF1, Theron revealed that when she was 15 her father attacked her mother who in turn shot him to death in self-defense. No charges were ever filed.
If Gillian Flynn has taught as anything, it’s to pay attention to what is left untold.
Are you looking forward to seeing Dark Places?
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