Magnolia Pictures has unveiled a new poster for Help, and Collider has your exclusive take on the artwork featuring Grace Van Patten (Nine Perfect Strangers). Also featuring Mia Goth (A cure of well-being), and Juliette Lewis, the reinvented war film will launch both in theaters and on demand on October 1.
Van Patten’s character Ana mysteriously finds himself stranded on a rugged coastline and encounters a group of female soldiers who position themselves as damsels in distress waiting to be rescued in order to lure unsuspecting men to death. She begins to train with them, especially alongside their leader Marsha (goth). However, the more women embrace violence, the more Ana realizes that she may not be ready to take some deadly measures like others – and begins to try to find a way to escape home. The poster itself embraces the dreamlike quality of the film while including the ominous slogan that it will finally be “time to wake up.”
Karen Cinorre is directing the adventure film starring Van Patten, Goth, Lewis, Soko, Havana Rose Liu, and Theodore Pellerin. When Collider spoke with Cinorre last February, she shared how one of the most classic stories in literature and film inspired her to make Help:
“Part of it came from my obsession, as a girl, with The Wizard of Oz, I think, and I still want to make it a better one. Not that there was anything wrong with the movie, but I always felt sad that Dorothy had come back and they were like, “Oh, you really haven’t gone anywhere. You should have stayed home. “And I just thought ‘no, no she would be transformed when she came back’, and I think that was in the back of my mind, so when I started creating a story about a young woman coming of age, it was there. ”
Magnolia Pictures will be released Help in theaters and on demand on October 1. Check out the exclusive poster below:
Here is the official synopsis of Help:
In director Karen Cinorre’s new fantasy and daring action flick, MAYDAY, Ana (Grace Van Patten) finds herself transported to a dreamlike and dangerous coastline. Once there, she joins a female army engaged in an endless war where women lure men to their deaths with radio signals, like 20th century sirens. Although Ana finds strength in this exhilarating world, she realizes that she is not the killer they want her to be.
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The final adaptation of the classic story arrives in the summer of 2022.
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