In the film, Ray (Skarsgård), Claire (Riseborough) and their seven-year-old daughter, Zoe, are an average American family in Kingsville, North Carolina – except they have existed in a bomb shelter since escaping a day of devastation that changed everything.
For 301 days, they have transformed their cement prison into a home, holding on to memories of the past and hope for a normal life someday. And for 301 days, the family has eluded what looms above the surface – the heavy breathing and booming footsteps that punctuate the night, threatening their fragile existence.
All the while, the family has managed to stay hidden. Until now. Now their safe haven has been breached… and something is coming for them.
Brothers Matt and Ross Duffer, who wrote the original script, make their feature film directorial debut on Hidden. The film also stars Emily Alyn Lind (J. Edgar) as daughter Zoe.
Roy Lee (The Departed), Oscar nominee Mason Novick (Juno) and Lawrence Grey (Hope Springs) are producing. The executive producers are John Middleton, Sebastian Aloi, Jim Rowe and Katterli Frauenfelder. Michelle Knudsen is serving as co-producer.
The behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Tom Townend (Attack the Block), Academy Award-nominated production designer Jim Bissell (Good Night, and Good Luck), editor Jeffrey Werner (The Kids Are All Right), and Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland, Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha). The music is by Jeff Grace (Meek’s Cutoff).
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