The Prodigy – USA/Hong Kong, 2019: updated with poster and 1st trailer


‘There’s something wrong with Miles’

The Prodigy – formerly Descendant is a 2019 American/Hong Kong supernatural horror film directed by Nicholas McCarthy (HolidaysAt the Devil’s DoorThe Pact) from a screenplay by Jeff Buhler (Pet Sematary, 2019). It is produced by Tara Farney and Tripp Vinson (The RiteThe Exorcism of Emily Rose).

The Vinson Films production stars Taylor Schilling, Jackson Robert Scott , Peter Mooney, Colm Feore, and Brittany Allen.

A mother is concerned about her young son’s disturbing behaviour and starts to think that something supernatural may be affecting him…

The Prodigy will be released theatrically in the USA by Orion Pictures on February 8, 2019. The MPAA has rated the movie ‘R’ for “violence, disturbing and bloody images, a sexual reference and brief graphic nudity.”

Cast and characters:

  • Taylor Schilling … Sarah
  • Peter Mooney … John – We Were Wolves
  • Colm Feore … Arthur Jacobson – Buckout Road
  • Brittany Allen … Margaret St. James – Jigsaw
  • Jackson Robert Scott … Miles – IT
  • Olunike Adeliyi … Rebecca
  • David Kohlsmith … Miles, aged five years-old
  • Mark Sparks … Lead S.W.A.T. Officer
  • Byron Abalos … Penmark Instructor
  • Michael Dyson … Farmer
  • Ava Augustin … Penmark Student
  • Ashley Black … Hailey

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