In the mental thriller Allure(out March 16), Westworld starlet Evan Rachel Wood plays a distressed lady with a dark history of abuse who seduces and controls a teenage woman. The movie costars Julia Sarah Stone and Denis O’Hare and is composed and directed by Carlos and Jason Sanchez.
“The initial storyline of the script was based on real-life stories of abduction and imprisonment cases in which young victims were held captive for many years by a male aggressor,” the filmmakers inform EW, by means of e-mail. “When these victims finally managed to escape and recounted their horrific experiences, what often came to light was that during their captivity they sometimes had chances to escape but chose not to. The ‘invisible leash’ that came to hold them back fascinated us. We were drawn to write a film about a young captive and her older male abductor that depicted how this invisible leash is formed and the events that ultimately lead to its dismantling.”
But, they include, “Fast-forward a couple of years to the point where we have actually a script funded however are having problems casting our male lead– by this point Room had actually simply been launched. Throughout a conversation with our casting director, Heidi Levitt, she discussed that she believed she ‘d have a much easier time casting the function if it was a woman. We were quiet for a minute and after that understood that that’s exactly what had to occur. With the male lead we were constantly battling with a physical element to the dominance and control that diminished the mental essence we were aiming to gain access to. When we switched genders– we were lastly able to tap into the psychological world that we felt made for a more distinct and fascinating story, that all altered though. We asked our investors and manufacturers to offer us a year to reword the movie, and luckily they did.”
Allure will be launched in theaters and by means of On Demand and digital merchants March16 View a special clip from the movie above.Related youtube video: (not from post)