A trailer has been unveiled for The Marsh King’s Daughter, a psychological thriller starring Daisy Ridley and Ben Mendelsohn
Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have unveiled a trailer for the psychological thriller The Marsh King’s Daughter, which is set to reach theatres on October 6th. To find out whether or not this is a movie you’ll want to head out to see on the big screen, check out the trailer in the embed above!
An adaptation of the Karen Dionne bestseller of the same name, The Marsh King’s Daughter was directed by Neil Burger (Limitless, Divergent) with Daisy Ridley (the Star Wars sequel trilogy) taking on the title role. Scripted by Mark L. Smith (The Revenant) and Elle Smith (earning her first screenwriting credit), the film adaptation follows a woman with a secret past who will venture into the wilderness she left behind to confront the most dangerous man she’s ever met: her father. Helena’s (Daisy Ridley) seemingly ordinary life hides a dark and dangerous truth: her estranged father is the infamous Marsh King (Ben Mendelsohn), the man who kept her and her mother captive in the wilderness for years. When her father escapes from prison, Helena will need to confront her past. Knowing that he will hunt for her and her family, Helena must find the strength to face her demons and outmaneuver the man who taught her everything she knows about surviving in the wild.
Ridley is joined in the cast by Ben Mendelsohn (Captain Marvel), Garrett Hedlund (TRON: Legacy), Caren Pistorius (Unhinged), Gil Birmingham (Yellowstone), and Brooklynn Prince (Cocaine Bear).
Black Bear Pictures financed the project. The Marsh King’s Daughter was produced by Black Bear’s Teddy Schwarzman, Anonymous Content’s Keith Redmon, and Mark L. Smith. Michael Heimler, Charles Miller, Cliff Roberts, Robert Simonds, Adam Fogelson, John Friedberg, and Samuel J. Brown served as executive producers.
The source novel (buy a copy HERE) was released in 2017 and has the following description:
Helena Pelletier has a loving husband, two beautiful daughters, and a business that fills her days. But she also has a secret: she is the product of an abduction. Her mother was kidnapped as a teenager by her father and kept in a remote cabin in the marshlands of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Helena, born two years after the abduction, loved her home in nature, and despite her father’s sometimes brutal behavior, she loved him, too… until she learned precisely how savage he could be.
More than twenty years later, she has buried her past so soundly that even her husband doesn’t know the truth. But now her father has killed two guards, escaped from prison, and disappeared into the marsh. The police begin a manhunt, but Helena knows they don’t stand a chance. Knows that only one person has the skills to find the survivalist the world calls the Marsh King — because only one person was ever trained by him: his daughter.
What did you think of the trailer for The Marsh King’s Daughter? Will you be watching this movie on the big screen in October? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
The movie seems interesting to me, so I will definitely be checking it out.
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