Johnny Galecki stars in The Cleanse trailer
The trailer for writer-director Bobby Miller’s The Cleanse, starring Johnny Galecki (Big Bang Theory, Rings), has been released. Galecki plays Paul, a heartbroken man who attends a spiritual retreat only to discover that the course releases more than everyday toxins and traumatic experiences. Check out The Cleanse trailer in the player below!
Galecki, also one of the film’s producers, spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the project saying: “The Cleanse is about a group of people who are unhappy in their lives. They go on one of these [kinds] of trendy retreats that are quite the fad now, not really knowing what to expect, and not really knowing what they hope to be the result, but they want, and probably need, change in their lives. And so, they are given a cleanse on their first day, at this retreat, and what the cleanse does is expels all the toxins from your body. What they don’t know, and what they soon learn, is that those toxins form into your own personal demon, your own personal pain in an embodied form — literally.”
Galecki was drawn to the film because he thought it was “fun and fantastical,” as well as an original piece of nostalgia that reminded him of a combination of older movies such as Gremlins, The Brood, Rosemary’s Baby, and some John Carpenter films.
The Cleanse also stars Anna Friel (Marcella), Oliver Platt (Chicago Med), and Oscar-winner Angelica Huston (Isle of Dogs) — who plays one of the retreat’s organizers — and will be released in theaters and On Demand on May 4, 2018.