Id generally is a tough factor. We depend on our potential to acknowledge faces, voices, and our bodies to tell apart our family and friends from strangers. However what should you might not make sure of somebody’s identification by visible cues alone? That was the premise of Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala’s 2014 Austrian thriller Goodnight Mommy. Subsequent month, Prime Video is debuting the American remake of Goodnight Mommy with Naomi Watts in the main function. And if the primary trailer is any indication, Watts is completely terrifying in this movie.

The story follows two brothers, Elias and Lucas, who’re despatched to stick with their mom at her distant nation dwelling. Nevertheless, their mom greets them with surgical bandages on her face and claims that she simply had some beauty work finished. By itself, that’s not too suspicious. But it surely’s the little issues that get the boys on edge, like the best way their mom is out of the blue a smoker or her newly draconian home guidelines. She even appears detached to them in a approach that she by no means was earlier than. All of this forces Elias and Lucas to conclude that they’re alone with an imposter.

Naomi Watts in Goodnight Mommy.

Though the trailer doesn’t supply a definitive take a look at the boys’ mom’s face with out the bandages, it does appear to again up their suspicions. As soon as “mom” realizes that her sons doubt her identification, she brutally punishes them till they acknowledge her as their mommy. That’s undoubtedly not an instance of wholesome mother-child conduct. However how far will the boys need to go to flee her?

Along with Watts, the movie options Cameron Crovetti as Elias and his real-life brother, Nicholas Crovetti, as Lucas. Peter Hermann additionally stars because the boys’ father, with Crystal Lucas-Perry as Sandy.

Matt Sobel directed the American remake of Goodnight Mommy from a script by Kyle Warren. Goodnight Mommy will premiere on Prime Video on September 16.

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