Her are a couple things you need to know. First, this isn’t a remake of the 2000 movie with Katie Holmes. Second, this is Joel Edgerton‘s feature directorial debut. And third, the first trailer for “The Gift” arrived today, and it looks like this summer there will be a really big weirdo you’re not gonna want to hang around.
Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall join Edgerton in the thriller about Simon and Robyn, a young married couple who get an unwelcome new friend: Simon’s old pal Gordo. He’s kinda creepy, he’s hanging onto some dark secrets, and soon, things get uncomfortable. Here’s the official synopsis:
Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon’s high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn’t recognize Gordo (Joel Edgerton) at first, but after a seemingly coincidental series of encounters proves troubling, a horrifying secret from their past is uncovered after nearly 20 years. As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, she starts to question: how well do we really know the people closest to us, and are past bygones ever really bygones?
From the producer of Whiplash and The Purge, Jason Blum, comes a chilling psychological thriller that marks the feature directorial debut of acclaimed actor and writer Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby, Zero Dark Thirty, Warrior).
“The Gift” opens on July 31st.