The tragic loss of their unborn child has devastated Kate (Vera Farmiga) and John (Peter Sarsgaard), taking a toll on both their marriage and Kate’s fragile psyche as she is plagued by nightmares and haunted by demons from her past. Struggling to regain some semblance of normalcy in their lives, the couple decides to adopt another child. At the local orphanage, both John and Kate find themselves strangely drawn to a young girl named Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman)…but Esther is not what she appears to be and, concerned for the safety of her family, Kate tries to get John and others to see past Esther’s sweet facade. But her warnings go unheeded until it may be too late…for everyone.
Jaume Collet-Serra was born in Barcelona in 1974. In the early 1990s, he moved from Barcelona to Los Angeles to attend film school at Columbia College. Soon after graduating, he began his career as an editor.
From there, Collet-Serra moved into directing music videos and then commercials for products such as PlayStation, Budweiser, MasterCard, Miller Lite, Pontiac, Smirnoff Ice, Renault, Verizon and 7-UP, working with such agencies as McCann-Erickson, J. Walter Thompson, BBDO, and TBWA\Chiat\Day.
Collet-Serra’s stylised, surreal and often dark imagery quickly caught the eye of producer Joel Silver, who hired him to direct House of Wax in 2005. Then in 2007, Collet- Serra’s love for soccer took him back to Spain to shoot Goal II: Living the Dream.
Duration: 2hr 15
Version: English, with French subtitles
Director: Andy Muschietti
Producer: Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith
Screenplay: Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman
Cinematography: Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman
Editing: Jason Ballantine
Music: Benjamin Wallfisch
Cast: Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor