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Daisy Ridley … Helena Pelletier
Garrett Hedlund … Stephen Pelletier
Ben Mendelsohn … Jacob Holbrook
Gil Birmingham …
Brooklynn Prince … Young Helena
Caren Pistorius … Helena’s mother
Joey Carson … Marigold Pelletier
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|Director||Neil Burger — “The Illusionist” (2006), “Limitless” (2011), “Divergent” (2014), “Interview with the Assassin” (2002)|
Black Bear Pictures
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|Distributor||Lionsgate (Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.)|
“Fear the past or face it”
Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “A young mother is forced to confront her long-buried past as the child of a vicious kidnapper and the girl he held captive for twelve years when her father breaks out of prison. Convinced that he intends to take her daughters, she sets out to track down and kill him herself.
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.
Based on the 2017 novel by Karen Dionne that was selected by Library Journal as one of the best thrillers of the year and recognized as the best book of 2017 by Suspense Magazine.”
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