Milla Jovovich is quickly becoming one of the hardest working women in our genre, and we love her for it. In just a couple of weeks, November 6th to be exact, audiences will be treated to her really spooky alien encounter movie The Fourth Kind, and as we speak, she’s filming yet another entry into the Resident Evil film franchise. Then after that she’s being tapped to headline a new thriller called Faces in the Crowd. Breathe, Milla, breathe! We need you in one piece!
According to Variety Milla Jovovich will star in writer-director Julien Magnat’s psychological thriller Faces in the Crowd for Forecast Pictures, Radar Films, and Minds Eye Entertainment.
The story centers on a woman who barely survives an attack by a serial killer and wakes up in hospital with a head injury that leaves her “face-blind.” No longer able to recognize faces, she must navigate a world in which facial features change each time she loses sight of them. All the while the killer is closing in, determined to eliminate the potential witness.
Sound cool? You betcha! Check out the official synopsis and a mood trailer below. Look for more soon as lensing will begin in March.
A serial killer has been terrorizing the city. An innocent bystander witnesses his latest attack, but while fleeing, she falls from a bridge and is knocked unconscious. When she awakes in the hospital, she can’t recognize family, her boyfriend or even her own face in the mirror. She is diagnosed with prosopagnosia, or ‘face blindness’. This is a real neurological disorder, like dyslexia but with faces, caused by a lesion of the temporal lobe, the part of the brain that allows us in a heartbeat to compare someone’s face with all the faces stored in our memory. She is incapable of recognizing the same face twice. Every time she looks at someone, it’s like she’s never met them before. Being the only witness, she is hunted by the killer, leaving her paranoid in a sea of unfamiliar faces. Where can she turn? Who can she trust? Who is she waking up next to? Who is standing next to her? This suspense thriller takes us on a terrifying ride thru the blurry eyes of a woman searching for a monster amongst the faces in the crowd.
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