The Boy Movie

Every child needs to feel loved.

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Who's Involved:

Jim Norton, James Russell, Roy Lee, Tom Rosenberg, Rupert Evans, Lauren Cohan, William Brent Bell, Stacey Menear, Jett Klyne, Diana Hardcastle, Ben Robson

Release Date:

Friday, January 22, 2016 Nationwide

violence and terror, and for some thematic material
Runtime: 1 hr, 37 m
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

Greta (Cohan), a young American woman looking to escape a troubled past, takes a job in a small England village as a nanny for a wealthy couple's 8-year-old son while they take a long vacation.

She arrives at the remote manor to discover that things are not quite right. The surprisingly elderly Mr. & Mrs. Heelshire have a list of strict rules for her to follow in caring for their son Brahms, and they mysteriously warn Greta that not following them precisely could result in something terrible. But, the most disturbing realization of all is that Brahms is not an actual 8-year-old boy....he's a life-sized porcelain doll, whom the doting parents care for and deeply love, just like a real boy. "If you love him," Greta is sternly instructed, "he will love you back."

Isolated and alone, Greta notices that every time she breaks a rule, something strange happens in the house, and the doll reappears in different places and positions than where she put him. Compelled to uncover the mystery behind Brahms, Greta enlists the help of the local grocery delivery man, the only human being she sees for weeks, who shares horrifying details about the Heelshire family's disturbing past, leading Greta to realize that she wasn't just hired – she was chosen.

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Who stars in The Boy: Cast List

Death Race 2, Mile 22  

... Malcolm

Frost Flowers, Hellboy  

The Continental: From the World of John Wick (series), Emperor  

... Mrs. Heelshire

A Good Woman, If Only  

... Mr. Heelshire

Among The Beasts, The Last Right  


... James


Who's making The Boy: Crew List

A look at the The Boy behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director William Brent Bell last directed Lord of Misrule and Orphan: First Kill. The film's writer Stacey Menear last wrote Mixtape and Brahms: The Boy II.


Stacey Menear


Roy Lee
Tom Rosenberg

Production: What we know about The Boy?

Filming Timeline

  1. 2015 - August: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2015 - March: The film was set to Production  status.

    The film will be shooting in Victoria, British Columbia and the surrounding community.

  3. 2014 - July: The film was set to Development  status.

The Boy Release Date: When was the film released?

The Boy was a Nationwide release in 2016 on Friday, January 22, 2016. There were 15 other movies released on the same date, including The 5th Wave, Dirty Grandpa and All Mistakes Buried.

The Boy DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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The Boy was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 .

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