From The Walking Dead to ‘The Boy’ which opens in theatres nationwide Jan. 22nd, Lauren Cohan is a very busy woman.
Actress Lauren Cohan captures the vulnerability and strength of a young woman left with few choices,but determined to make the best of the ones she has. After seven seasons playing zombie-apocalypse survivor Maggie Greene on the hit AMC television series “The Walking Dead.”
Cohan admits the last thing she thought she wanted to do was a horror film. “I was looking for something super sweet and relaxing and romantic,” she says. “But once I started reading this, I couldn’t stop. I was terrified and exhilarated throughout and that’s exactly how I felt as we filmed it. Greta goes on a monumental journey, which was so appealing to me. This set-up is the last thing she expected. But by the time she realizes her employers want her to take care of a doll, she figures they’re paying her all this money just to play along, so why not? But the situation is not exactly what it seems. When strange things begin to happen, it totally unnerves her. It gets super spooky and I hope the audience will be as scared watching it as I was reading it.”
In search of a fresh start away from a troubled past, a young American woman seeks refuge in an isloated English village only to find herself trapped in a waking nightmare. The Boy, is an unconventional horror thriller from director William Brent Bell ( The Devil Inside).
When Greta (Lauren Cohan) takes a job as a nanny for an 8-year old boy she is shocked to discover that she has been hired by a strange elderly couple to care for Brahms, a life-sized doll that they treat like a real child.
A stand-in for the son they lost tragically 20 years earlier, Brahms comes with a lengthy
list of rules that Gretais warned to follow to the letter. Left alone in the sprawling mansion while her new employers take a long awaited holiday, Greta ignores the rules and begins a tentative flirtation with handsome local deliveryman Malcolm ( Rupert Evans) until a series of disturbing and inexplicable events convinces her that supernatural forces are at work. As she is pulled deeper and deeper into a frightening mystery, Greta faces a terrifying final twist in a nailbiting thriller that will have audiences guessing until the final moments.
The Boy is directed by William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside, Stay Alive) from a
screenplay by Stacey Menear(Mixtape). The film is produced by Tom Rosenberg
(Million Dollar Baby, Underworld ).
Starring Lauren Cohan (“The Walking Dead,” “The Vampire Diaries”) Rupert Evans (Hellboy,
“The Man in the HighCastle”), Jim Norton (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, American History X),
Diana Hardcastle(The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, “The Kennedys”) Ben Robson (“Vikings,”
Dracula,the Dark Prince), andJames Russell (“Blue Bloods,” Forever.”) Gary Lucchesi
(Million Dollar Baby,Underworld), and Richard Wright(Underworld, The Age of Adaline).
Producers are Jim Wedaa(Unstoppable, Mission to Mars), Roy Lee(The Departed, How to
Train Your Dragon)and Matt Berenson(The Place Behind the Pines,Daddy Day Care).