Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer stars in the psychological horror “MA”, from producer Jason Blum (“GET OUT”, “HALLOWEEN”) that opens in Australia cinemas on Thursday, August 22nd.
Sue Ann (Spence) is a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie, a new teenager in town (Diana Silvers, Glass), to buy some booze for her and her friends, and Sue Ann sees the chance to make some unsuspecting if younger, friends of her own. She offers the kids the chance to avoid drinking and driving by hanging out in the basement of her home. But there are some house rules: One of the kids has to stay sober. Don’t curse. Never go upstairs. And call her ‘Ma’. But as Ma’s hospitality starts to curdle into obsession, what began as a teenage dream turns into a terrorizing nightmare, and Ma’s place goes from the best place in town to the worst place on earth.
MA also stars Juliette Lewis (NATURAL BORN KILLERS) as Maggie’s mom, Luke Evans (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST) as a local dad, Missi Pyle (GONE GIRL) as his girlfriend, and McKaley Miller (TV’s HART OF DIXIE), Corey Fogelmanis (TV’s GIRL MEETS WORLD), Gianni Paolo (TV’s POWER) and Dante Brown (TV’s LETHAL WEAPON) as Maggie’s friends.
Written by Scotty Landes (Comedy Central’s WORKAHOLICS) and from acclaimed director Tate Taylor (THE HELP, GET ON UP), MA is a thriller anchored by a daring and unexpected performance from Spencer, one of the most powerful actors of her generation.
“MA” opens in Australian cinemas from Thursday, August 22nd.
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