Glenn Close Makes Her Genre Debut In The Zombie Thriller The Girl With All The Gifts

June 25, 2016

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Academy Award Nominee Glenn Close, known for her roles in the drama genre, is starring in her first horror film, The Girl with All the Gifts. Close stars as Dr. Cadwell, a cruel doctor who performs horrible experiments on children infected with a zombie like virus, but retain the ability to feel and think.


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Close stars alongside Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine, Anamaria Marinca, Dominique Tipper, Sennia Nanua, Fisayo Akinade and others in this zombie-thriller.


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Form the Press Release:

Based on the novel by M.R. Carey, the new horror-thriller The Girl with All the Gifts is set in a near future when humanity has almost been destroyed by a mutated fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh-eating “hungries.” At an army base in rural England, a group of children who have been infected by the virus, but are still able to think and feel, are subjected to cruel experiments conducted by Glenn Close’s Dr, Cadwell. 


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The Girl with All the Gifts, directed by Colm McCarthy, is set to open in theaters in the UK on September 23. The US release date has yet to be announced.



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