The Boy Movie

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Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, January 22, 2016 (Nationwide)

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

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, Casanova  

... Malcolm

Agora, American Pastoral  


... Mrs. Heelshire

A Good Woman, If Only  

... Mr. Heelshire

The Last Right, The Eclipse  


... 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 Orphan: First Kill and Brahms: The Boy II. 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. August 2015: The film was in Completed status.
  2. March 2015: The film was in Production status.

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

  3. July 2014: The film was in Development status.

The Boy Release Date: When was the film released?

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

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

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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