Meet the Characters in Jim Mickle's We Are What We Are
We haven't heard much about Jim Mickle's We Are What We Are remake lately, but with a September 27th release scheduled for NYC and LA and a nationwide roll-out to follow, we thought now was the perfect time to meet the film's characters.
Premiering at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and screening at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival's Directors' Fortnight, Jim Mickle's We Are What We Are is a Gothic drama told through the eyes of the Parker daughters (played by Julia Garner and Ambyr Childers). Read on for more about them and the rest of the major characters as portrayed by Michael Parks, Kelly McGillis, Nick Damici, Bill Sage, Wyatt Russell, and newcomer Jack Gore.
JULIA GARNER is Rose Parker
Julia plays Rose, the middle child and youngest daughter of the Parkers. She’s old enough to understand right from wrong but has trouble with following her gut.
AMBYR CHILDERS is Iris Parker
Ambyr plays Iris, the eldest Parker child. After the death of her mother, Iris learns very quickly what being the matriarch in the Parker household truly means.
BILL SAGE is Frank Parker
Bill plays Frank Parker, a brooding widowed father ruling his family with a rigorous ferver, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost.
KELLY MCGILLIS is Marge
Kelly plays Marge, the nurturing yet inquisitive neighbor to the Parkers. Marge tries to comfort the Parkers after the loss of Frank's wife.
WYATT RUSSELL is Deputy Anders
Wyatt plays Deputy Anders, a young and naive police officer smitten with one of the Parker daughters who may be in over his head as his first investigation takes him to new depths.
NICK DAMICI is Sheriff Meeks
Nick plays Sheriff Meeks, a local veteran sheriff and skeptic, refusing to believe there are connections in the crimes being committed in town. (Additionally Nick and Jim Mickle worked together as a writing team on We Are What We Are, Stake Land, and their first film, Mulberry Street.)
MICHAEL PARKS is Doc Barrow
Michael plays Doc Barrow, a local doctor with questions that need answering. Doc Barrow's inquisitive nature may end up catching up with his past.
JACK GORE is Rory Parker
Jack plays Rory Parker, the youngest of the Parker siblings. Too young to understand the nature of what's going on, Rory relies on his sisters to take care of him. (We Are What We Are was Jack's first role.
A seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank rules his family with a rigorous fervor, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris and Rose are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. The most important task that the girls face is putting meat on the table— but not the kind that can be found at the local supermarket. As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, the local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the secret that the Parkers have held closely for so many years.
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