The Sam Raimi-produced thriller
Distributor Lionsgate appealed the rating in October, hoping for a PG-13, however, the MPAA isn’t wavering on its decision. The film is getting an R for “violence, terror, and disturbing images.”
Directed by Ole Bornedal and starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick, the film is a fictional retelling of Los Angeles Times writer Leslie Gornstein’s article “Jinx in a Box” about an antique wooden box purchased on eBay which reportedly had been brought to America by a Holocaust survivor after World War II. The box, supposedly containing an evil spirit, brought devastating effects to a series of buyers. Inspired by these real events, “Dibbuk Box” centers around a cursed relic containing mysterious familial tokens that is mistakenly purchased and its new owner must solve its mystery to save her own family.
It is expected to arrive in theaters August 31, 2012.