'Girl': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about this thriller starring Bella Thorne

In this southern gothic, a young woman returns to her small hometown to exact revenge on her abusive father, only to discover someone murdered him


                            'Girl': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about this thriller starring Bella Thorne
Bella Thorne (Press handout)

Bella Thorne recently rocked the screen with a comedy about an all-female fight club, ‘Chick Fight’. But she is soon to be back with a more serious film, a thriller/drama about something quite insidious. Presenting, ‘Girl’. Here’s all you need to know about the film. 

Release date

‘Girl’ arrived in select theaters on November 20. This film will also be available on VOD starting November 24.

Plot

As per the film’s official synopsis, “A young woman (Bella Thorne) returns to her small hometown to exact revenge on her abusive father, only to discover someone murdered him the day before. As the girl searches for answers, she soon finds herself prey to a sinister sheriff (Mickey Rourke) and uncovers a family legacy more disturbing than she’d imagined.”

Cast

Bella Thorne as Girl

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The 23-year-old American actress, model, singer, and director is best known for her performances in ‘Blended’, ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip’, ‘The Babysitter’ film series, ‘The DUFF’, ‘Amityville: The Awakening’, and ‘Infamous’. 

Mickey Rourke as Sheriff

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The 68-year-old American actor, screenwriter, activist, and former boxer was a prominent action star back in the day. Rourke rose to fame with performances in films like ‘The Pope of Greenwich Village’, ‘9½ Weeks’, ‘Barfly’, ‘Angel Heart’, and ‘Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man’. His other notable roles include ‘The Rainmaker’, ‘Buffalo '66’, ‘Get Carter’, ‘The Pledge’, ‘Spun’, ‘Once Upon a Time in Mexico’, and ‘Man on Fire’.

The film also stars Chad Faust, Lanette Ware, Glen Gould, Elizabeth Saunders, Michael Lipka, Tia Lavallee, and John Clifford Talbot, among others.

Creators

‘Girl’ is written and directed by actor Chad Faust, whose non-acting credits include co-writing ‘Better Start Running’, executive producing ‘Billionaire Boys Club’, and adapting the screenplay for ‘Dangerous Odds’.  While he has directed short films in the past, this is his feature-length directorial debut. About the film, Faust said, “I wanted to make a film that questions the story that each of us has built our lives on. What if that story isn’t true? What if a young woman walked into a forgotten town with the blood of a false story pounding in her heart?”

He said about the film’s themes, “We’re all living in a generational cycle and that lineage lives within us. Like blood memory... It’s a brave few who break that cycle of abuse, and take personal responsibility for how they affect this world.”

Trailer

The trailer for ‘Girl’ looks aptly dark, considering the film’s story. From the looks of it, the film tries to emulate a very southern gothic aesthetic, as we see Thorne, Rourke, and Faust play their parts in this dark tale. Rourke, as always, looks promising in an antagonist role, but it is Thorne who displays a kind of maturity that we haven’t seen much of in her past roles. All in all, the film looks like it would be a riveting watch!



 

If you like ‘Girl’, you will also like

‘The Outsider’,

‘Sharp Objects’,

‘Mud’,

‘Killer Joe’,

‘The Beguiled’

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