Award winning Mary Harron, lady director behind I Shot Andy Warhol, American Psycho and The Notorious Bettie Page, has called class back in session with The Moth Diaries
starring Lily Cole, Sarah Gadon, Scott Speedman
and Sarah Bolger
, and based on the novel by Rachel Klein.
The film follows a sixteen-year-old girl Rebecca (Bolger) at an exclusive boarding school and her obsession with her beloved roommate, Lucy (Gadon), and a mysterious new classmate named Ernessa (Cole), which arrival changes drastically their relationship. Rebecca, rejected by Lucy, begins to develop a crush on her handsome English teacher, Mr. Davies (Speedman).
The mystery behind this new student only extends when a strange relationship between Lucy and Ernessa develops and fear spreads through the school – is Ernessa dangerous, evil, a vampire or is Rebecca slipping into insanity?
The Moth Diaries, playing both Venice and TIFF last fall, hits theaters in a limited release on April 20th, 2012.
Check out the trailer from Yahoo
and the exclusive poster courtesy of IFC Films below:
The Moth Diaries – Trailer