IFC Films released the trailer for the psychological coming-of-age thriller film John and the Hole starring Charlie Shotwell (The Nest), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jennifer Ehle (Saint Maud), and Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story). Directed by Pascual Sisto (2021Variety “10 Directors to Watch”), the film opens in theaters and digitally starting on August 6, 2021.
In this enigmatic and unsettling meditation on adolescent angst, 13-year-old John (Charlie Shotwell) discovers an unfinished bunker while exploring the neighboring woods — a deep hole in the ground. Seemingly without provocation, he drugs his affluent parents (Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Ehle) and older sister (Taissa Farmiga), holding them captive within the bunker. As they anxiously wait for John to free them from the hole, the boy returns home, where he can finally enjoy and explore a newfound independence.
A selection of the 2020 Cannes and 2021 Sundance film festivals, John and the Hole is adapted by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Nicolás Giacobone (Biutiful, Birdman) from his short story “El Pozo.”
Watch the official trailer for John and the Hole.