Dark Places Movie

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Who's Involved:

Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Christina Hendricks, Peter Safran, Chloë Grace Moretz, Gilles Paquet-Brenner, Stephane Marsil

Release Date:

Friday, August 7, 2015 (Limited)

Rating: R

Runtime: 1 hr, 53 m

Plot: What's the story about?

Libby Day (Charlize Theron) was only seven years old when her mother and two sisters were brutally murdered in their rural Kansas farmhouse. In court, the traumatized child pointed the finger at her brother, Ben (Tye Sheridan), and her testimony put the troubled 16-year-old in prison for life. Twenty-five years later, a broke and desperate Libby has run through donations from a sympathetic public and royalties from her sensational autobiography, without ever moving past the events of that night.

When Libby accepts a fee to appear at a gathering of true-crime aficionados led by Lyle Wirth (Nicholas Hoult), she is shocked to learn most of them believe Ben is innocent and the real killer is still at large. In need of money, she reluctantly agrees to help them reexamine the crime by revisiting the worst moments of her life. But as Libby and Lyle dig deeper into the circumstances surrounding the murders, her recollections start to unravel and she is forced to question exactly what she saw – or didn’t see. As long-buried memories resurface, Libby begins to confront the wrenching truths that led up to that horrific night.

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Crew: Who's making Dark Places

A look at the Dark Places behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Gilles Paquet-Brenner last directed Crooked House and Sarah's Key. The film's writer Gilles Paquet-Brenner last wrote Sarah's Key and Walled In.


Stephane Marsil
Peter Safran




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Production: What we know about Dark Places

Key Facts

  1. A24, in partnership with DirecTV, has picked up U.S. distribution rights.
  2. The deal comes on the heels of the strong success of Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Flynn wrote the novel Gone Girl and adapted it for the David Fincher-helmed film, which received critical praise and has earned $288 million worldwide.
  3. Based on Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel.

Filming Timeline

On or about November 10, 2014, the film was in Completed status.

On or about February 6, 2013, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Eyeing a March 2013 start.

On or about May 15, 2012, the film was in Development status.

Dark Places Release Date: When was it released?

Dark Places was released in 2015 on Friday, August 7, 2015 (Limited release). There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including Shaun The Sheep Movie, The Fantastic Four and Ricki and the Flash.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

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