Orion Pictures has revealed their full trailer for the upcoming summer slasher flick, “Child’s Play.”
The movie is a remake of the original “Child’s Play,” and includes a modern spin. This time, the terrifying toy comes with an app for maximum modern-day horror.
Gabriel Bateman stars as Andy, a kid whose loving mother, Karen (Aubrey Plaza) inadvertently gifts the doll of doom. Bateman previously appeared in films like “Lights Out” in 2016 and “Benji” in 2018. His upcoming projects include “Robert the Bruce” and the TV movie, “Cipher.”
Aubrey Plaza landed her breakthrough role as April Ludgate on “Parks and Recreation” in 2009. She has gone on to a star in a number of acclaimed film and television roles. One of her most noteworthy was “Ingrid Goes West” in 2017. Plaza’s particular brand of humor made her a perfect choice to host the Independent Spirit Awards earlier this year.
Following up a stellar 2018, Brian Tyree Henry begins his first of four publicity tours with “Child’s Play.” He plays Detective Mike Norris, one of the lead investigators into a string of murders that Andy swears were committed by his doll. Henry will follow up “Child’s Play” with roles in “Joker,” “The Woman in the Window,” and “Superintelligence.”
One of the things that always stood out with the original “Child’s Play” films was the creepy, murderous voice of Chucky himself. Last month, Mark Hamill revealed on Instagram that he would take up the character. Besides Luke Skywalker, Hamill has become a prolific voice actor, lending his talents to video games and animated series. Some of his vocal credits include “Avengers Assemble,” “Kingdom Hearts III,” and “Lego DC Super-Villains.”
“Child’s Play” is directed by Lars Klevberg, whose other feature film, “Polaroid,” was originally supposed to be released in 2017. It fell victim to the Weinstein scandal and was put on hold indefinitely. It still does not have a US release date. Writer Tyler Burton Smith moves from scripting video games and shorts to his first feature.
“Child’s Play” is distributed by Orion Pictures through United Artists Releasing. It will be in theaters nationwide on June 21.
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