Academy Award®-nominee GUILLERMO DEL TORO (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy series) presents Mama, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that someone or something wants to come tuck them in at night.
Five years ago, sisters Victoria (Red Riding Hood’s MEGAN CHARPENTIER) and Lilly (Mirador’sISABELLE NELISSE) vanished from their suburban neighborhood without a trace. Since then, their Uncle Lucas (Game of Thrones’ NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU) and his girlfriend, Annabel (The Help’s Academy Award®-nominated actress JESSICA CHASTAIN), have been madly searching for them. But when, incredibly, the kids are found alive in a decrepit cabin, the couple wonders if the girls are the only guests they have welcomed into their home.
As Annabel tries to introduce the children to a normal life, she grows convinced of an evil presence in their house. Are the sisters experiencing traumatic stress, or is a ghost coming to visit them? How did the broken girls survive those years all alone? As she answers these disturbing questions, the new mother will find that the whispers she hears at bedtime are coming from the lips of a deadly presence.
Director ANDY MUSCHIETTI makes his feature-film debut with Mama, which was written by NEIL CROSS (television’s Luther) and Andy Muschietti & BARBARA MUSCHIETTI (Historias de Dhallywood). The movie is based on the Muschiettis’ acclaimed short film Mamá.
Silva Screen will be digitally releasing the soundtrack by FERNANDO VELAZQUEZ – composer of THE IMPOSSIBLE (currently in cinemas), JULIA’S EYES and THE ORPHANAGE in January, and the film will be released in the UK and Ireland on the 22nd of Feruary.