In her much-anticipated foray into the horror-thriller genre, Taylor Schilling stars in The Prodigy as Sarah, a mother whose young son Miles’ disturbing behavior signals that an evil, possibly supernatural force has overtaken him. Fearing for her family’s safety, Sarah must grapple with her maternal instinct to love and protect Miles in favor of investigating what – or who – is causing his dark turn. She is forced to look for answers in the past, taking the audience on a wild ride; one where the line between perception and reality remains blurry.
Yesterday, we got the brand new poster for The Prodigy, which showed Sarah comforting her son, with pure evil lingering behind them. Now, we get a taste of the terror as Orion Pictures prepares genre fans for one of the most horrifying experiences of 2019.
Miles isn’t like other kids in the new trailer for The Prodigy. Taylor Schilling trades her orange jumpsuit in for a little motherly love, but soon finds that may be even harder to deal with then the horrible ladies of Litchfield. Shilling’s Sarah must go to war with supernatural forces to save her beloved boy (Jackson Robert Scott). From director Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact, At Devil’s Door), find out what’s wrong with Miles when The Prodigy hits theaters nationwide February 8, 2019.
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Orange is the New Black is shooting its final episodes for release sometime in 2019. Taylor Shilling will finally be saying goodbye to her iconic Piper character, focusing on her burgeoning film career. And it all starts with The Prodigy, which proves that death is never the end. This latest horror thriller comes from the producer of The Exorcism of Emily Rose, who knows a thing or two about possession and the effects it can have on the human mind and psyche.
Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black) stars alongside Jackson Robert Scott (It, AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead), Peter Mooney (Burden of Truth, Rookie Blue) and Colm Feore (Thor, Pearl Harbor) in what promises to be one of the great horror ensembles of the year. The Midnight Meat Train and Pet Sematary writer Jeff Buhler is responsible for the creepy script. Nicolas McCarthy took those pages and turned them into what could be a new classic. He previously directed hit thrillers The Pact and At Devil’s Door. Tripp Vinson, who is behind The Rite and The Exorcism of Emily Rose, produces with a stealthy hand.
This week sees the release of Escape Room in theaters, marking what promises to be one hell of a year in horror. The Prodigy arrives in the early part of 2019. It hopes to break out amongst surefire hits IT: Chapter 2, The Curse of La Llorona, Happy Death Day 2U, Jordan Peele’s Us and the remake of Pet Sematary.
Taylor Shilling is best known for playing the lead Piper on Orange is the New Black. The series saw Piper finally getting out of prison this past season, with her story set to wrap on Netflix in 2019. She made her big screen debut in 2007’s Dark Matter, and has continued to build her film resume with interesting indie choices ever since. She appeared in the notorious bomb Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 before moving onto bigger and better things in the Nicolas Sparks adaptation The Lucky Ones and the acclaimed Ben Affleck thriller Argo. She also won praise for her Netflix comedy thriller Take Me. So far, she has not set up her next movie project after The Prodigy as she continues shooting the final Orange is the New Black episodes.
You can check out The Prodigy trailer, which comes direct from Orion Pictures. Get ready for one very scary New Year in horror as 2019 kicks things off with a blast of pure chills and terror.