(Courtesy of Brainstorm Media/Great Point Media)
Brainstorm Media and Great Point Media have unveiled the suspenseful official trailer of We Have Always Lived In The Castle, starring Taissa Farmiga and Alexandra Daddario. Based on Shirley Jackson’s 1962 gothic mystery novel, check out what happens when two sisters uncover twisted family secrets and scandals.
Merricat Blackwood (Taissa Farmiga) , who lives with her sister Constance (Alexandra Daddario) and her Uncle Julian (Crispin Glover). The trio are survivors of an arsenic poisoning that killed everyone else in the family five years prior. Merricat is bold and imaginative, and protects the property with “spells”. Despite being hated by the townspeople, the sisters live an idyllic life, until cousin Charles (Sebastian Stan) arrives. Charles offers to help around the house, and inquires about the family’s finances. Constance is charmed by Charles, and Merricat resents Charles’ intrusion. As Charles and Merricat battle for control, tragedy threatens to strike again.
Here are 5 reasons we’re excited for We Have Always Lived In The Castle:
5) Dark Satire!
Director Stacie Passon reveals to Entertainment Weekly, “It is smart, suspenseful, dark satire. The story, narrated by an 18-year-old sociopathic girl named Merricat Blackwood, is a rich mix of American political and social commentary. The themes of isolation, gender, class warfare seem even more relevant today.”
4) Alexandra Daddario!
I’m a huge fan of Alexandra Daddario, who’s been in Baywatch and True Detective. I’m loving that she decided to do a period piece! With this costume drama, I think she will do wonders in the role of Constance.
3) Taissa Farmiga!
Did you get a catch to see The Nun? Taissa Farmiga was also in my favorite American Horror Story season, Coven. I can’t wait to see the chemistry between Farmiga and Daddario as sisters.
2) Sebastian Stan!
Though we have seen him in many Marvel movies as the anti-hero Winter Solider, Stan really won me over in the USA Network miniseries, Political Animals. Stan was amazing next to Sigourney Weaver as he played TJ Hammond, Elaine’s openly gay son.
1) The Haunting of Hill House!
Book lovers already recognize Shirley Jackson as the renowned author of The Haunting of Hill House. The source material was adapted into the popular Netflix drama by writer/director Mike Flanagan (Gerald’s Game). I can’t wait to see Stacie Passon’s take on the themes within the gothic thriller.
We Have Always Lived In The Castle arrives in theaters and On Demand May 17th, 2019.