This is a rather rare occurrence, creature/monster actor extraordinaire Doug Jones (The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, Hocus Pocus) actually isn't taking on the role of a creature in Vertical Entertainment's upcoming thriller Beneath The Leaves. Jones will instead be playing a psychopath, and that's totally fine by us!
In the film...
“Among countless others, four small-town boys are kidnapped by James Whitley, a deranged, warm-eyed psychopath. His grotesque pursuit to reunite orphaned children with their deceased birth parents is gridlocked when the boys escape and he is arrested. Twenty years later, Whitley flees during a prison fire and decides to see his mission through. Detective Larson, one of Whitley’s prior victims – and now a cop – is removed from the case due to impartiality leaving his partner and lover, Detective Shotwell to solve the case. Fueled by rage and a chance of redemption, Detective Larson chases the steadfast psychopath on his own, only to fall back into the same trap he once escaped as a child.”
Jones stars alongside Mira Sorvino (Mimic) and Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas, Repo!). Coincidentally Jones and Mira Sorvino worked together on Guillermo del Toro's Mimic.
Adam Marino directed the film, which arrives on VOD platforms February 8th, 2019.