Formerly known as ‘Untitled Blumhouse Thriller,’ the July release from the major horror production company has been revealed: the Joel Edgerton-directed The Gift.
Starring Edgerton, Rebecca Hall (The Awakening, Iron Man 3) and Jason Bateman, The Gift is the Australian-born actor’s feature debut, following shorts The List and Monkeys. Seemingly about the strangers closest to us, The Gift focuses on “Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall), a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon’s high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn’t recognize Gordo (Joel Edgerton) at first, but after a seemingly coincidental series of encounters proves troubling, a horrifying secret from their past is uncovered after nearly 20 years. As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, she starts to question: how well do we really know the people closest to us, and are past bygones ever really bygones?”
The Gift is out July 31, 2015 from STX Entertainment.