Octavia Spencer is one of those actresses in Hollywood that always has a hallo of respectability, and not only for winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Role with civil rights drama The Help (2011). Still, she hasn’t been a face seen often in horror or fantasy films, despite co-starring in The Shape of Water (2017) and her small roles in Snowpiercer (2013), Halloween II (2009) and Drag Me to Hell (2009). But now she is the star of one of those small horror titles that have put more high expectations this year, entitled Ma (2019).
Ma (2019) is the upcoming movie from writer, director, producer and occasional actor Tate Taylor, the man who was director of The Help (2011). He has always had Octavia Spencer as one of his favorite allies, as she has been part of all his films, including awarded debut short film Chicken Party (2003), and is only absent in one of the films by the director, The Girl on the Train (2016). The movie is about a lonely woman who befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn’t get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their host. And what first seemed to be “the best drinking spot in town” soon becomes a small hell on earth.
Ma (2019) has been written by Scotty Landes based on a story of his own. Together with Octavia Spencer, Juliette Lewis, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Missi Pyle, McKaley Miller, Victor Turpin, Corey Fogelmanis, Diana Silvers, Dominic Burgess, Kyanna Simone, Dante Brown, Calvin Williams, and Margaret Fegan also star.
This Blumhouse production is scheduled to hit theaters in the UK and USA the 31st of May, although the rest of the world release dates are not made public yet. The first trailer for the movie was published yesterday and you can watch it here:
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