The Skeleton Key Movie

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Who's Involved:

Kate Hudson, John Hurt, Joy Bryant, Clayton Townsend, Peter Sarsgaard, Scott Stuber, Ehren Kruger, Stacey Sher, Michael Shamberg, Daniel Bobker, Iain Softley

Release Date:

Friday, August 12, 2005

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

Set largely in the dark atmospheric backwoods just outside of New Orleans, "The Skeleton Key" stars Kate Hudson as Caroline, a live-in nurse hired to care for an elderly woman's (Gena Rowlands) ailing husband (John Hurt) in their home, a foreboding a decrepit Gothic mansion in the Louisiana delta. Intrigued by the enigmatic couple, their mysterious and secretive ways and their rambling house, Caroline begins to explore the old mansion. Armed with a skeleton key that unlocks every door, she discovers a hidden attic room that holds a deadly and terrifying secret.

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Crew: Who's making The Skeleton Key

A look at the The Skeleton Key behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Iain Softley last directed Trap for Cinderella and Inkheart. The film's writer Ehren Kruger last wrote Dumbo and John Carter.


Ehren Kruger


Daniel Bobker
Michael Shamberg
Stacey Sher
Iain Softley

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Production: What we know about The Skeleton Key

Filming Timeline

On or about December 31, 1969, the film was in Completed status.

The Skeleton Key Release Date: When was it released?

The Skeleton Key was released in 2005 on Friday, August 12, 2005 (). There were 6 other movies released on the same date, including Four Brothers, Grizzly Man and The Aristocrats.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

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