When something’s not quite right about the way your child is acting, you’ve got the essential ingredient for a tortured-parent horror movie, as Hereditary proved when it spun heads this past summer. Now it’s Taylor Schilling’s turn as a torn mom in The Prodigy, a new horror movie coming early next year from Orion Pictures.
Schilling plays Sarah, the mother of a boy named Miles whose disturbing behavior begins to suggest a supernatural evil may have taken up residence in his soul. Battling her mistrust of the force that’s overtaken him, Sarah’s maternal instinct gets a pushed to its limits as she investigates what’s behind the changes in her son.
A official trailer for The Prodigy (which started life under a different title, Descendant), along with a poster, has now dropped:
Directed by Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact, At Devil's Door) from a script by Jeff Buhler (Pet Sematary), The Prodigy also stars Peter Mooney (Burden of Truth), Colm Feore (Thor), and Brittany Allen (Jigsaw). Schilling’s fresh off her Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated six-season run as Piper Chapman on Netflix’s Orange in the New Black, with a seventh and final season planned to release in 2019.
The Prodigy stalks its way into theaters beginning Feb. 8 of next year.