The journey to get Lionsgate’s Dibbuk Box to the big screen has been a long and arduous one. The film, now known as The Possession, recently went before the MPAA and was slapped with an R rating. The filmmakers appealed, and now the final verdict is in.
According to Variety the rating stands. The Possession has been rated R for “violence, terror, and disturbing images.” We don’t really see how that’s a bad thing but guess they were hoping for a PG-13 to broaden the movie’s appeal.
The Ole Bornedal-directed horror film starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport, and Natasha Calis will arrive in theaters August 31st, 2012.
A recently divorced father’s (Morgan) youngest daughter becomes strangely connected to an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. As his daughter’s behavior becomes more erratic, the father senses a dark presence building until he discovers that the box was built to contain a dibbuk — a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.
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