After much wait, it’s been announced that Faults, the cult thriller starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead will be released early next year.
Screen Media Films has acquired U.S. rights to writer-director Riley Stearns’ indie thriller “Faults,” which also stars Leland Orser, Beth Grant, Chris Ellis, Jon Gries and Lance Reddick, the company announced Tuesday.
“Faults,” which serves as Stearns’s directorial debut, made its world premiere earlier this year at SXSW. Screen Media will give the film a nationwide theatrical release on March 6, 2015 that will be accompanied by a day-and-date VOD platform release.
Faults follows Claire (Winstead), who is under the grip of a mysterious cult called Faults. Desperate to be reunited with their daughter, Claire’s parents set out to recruit Ansel Roth (Orser), one of the world’s foremost authorities on cults and mind control. But Ansel’s specialty, deprogramming cult members and returning them to their families, is not an exact science, and a series of financial setbacks has left him in debt to his manager. Ansel warns Claire’s parents that his deprogramming methods are risky and expensive, but they agree to hire him to kidnap and deprogram their daughter. Claire quickly reveals herself to be a formidable challenge. Her belief is unshakeable and her logic is undeniable. A battle of wits develops between the two as they delve deeper and deeper into each other’s mind.
This news comes after it was announced that Mary has the lead in the new film The Cellar.