Scott Cooper is an actor, director, writer and producer whose first feature film as a director, Crazy Heart (2009), starred by a solemn Jeff Bridges, got an undivided positive reaction and achieved a good bunch of nominations and awards. An outstanding debut film that was followed by other acclaimed drama thrillers Out of the Furnace (2013), Black Mass (2015) and Hostiles (2017). For his new film, he has decided to enter in the terrains of horror for the first time in his career as a filmmaker and Antlers is the result.
Antlers is set in a small town in Oregon, USA, where a teacher and her brother, the local sheriff, become entwined with a young student harboring a dangerous secret with frightening consequences. A kid that behind his normal appearance is hiding something really terrible at home. And the suspictions or any kind of abuse become surpassed by a terrific supernatural monster creature.
The movie is based in the short story The Quiet Boy written by Nick Antosca, writer of the horror thriller The Cottage (2012) and some episodes of TV series Teen Wolf (2011–2017), Last Resort (2012–2013), Believe (2014) and Hannibal (2013–2015), as well as being the creator of SyFy horror and fantasy series Channel Zero (2016–2018). He has also written the screenplay of Antlers together with the director Scott Cooper and C. Henry Chaisson.
Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T. Thomas, Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Rory Cochrane, Amy Madigan, Cody Davis, Sawyer Jones, Arlo Hajdu, Dendrie Taylor and Dorian Kingi form the main cast for Antlers. Guillermo del Toro is producing together with Fox Searchlight Pictures, who will also take care of the distribution of the film. Filming took place between October 1, 2018, and November 30, 2018.
Waiting for the official release dates for Antlers, here you can watch its official trailer:
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