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Nicolas Pesce's Ryu Murakami adaptation Piercing gets a poster

Piercing Christopher Abbott Mia Wasikowska Nicolas Pesce

The latest edition of the Sundance Film Festival is currently underway, and one of the films making its world premiere at the festival this weekend is PIERCING, the second feature from THE EYES OF MY MOTHER writer/director Nicolas Pesce.

Based on a novel by Ryu Murakami, the author who brought us AUDITION, PIERCING drops Christopher Abbott and Mia Wasikowska into the following story: 

Reed (Abbott) is going on a business trip. He kisses his wife and infant son goodbye, but in lieu of a suitcase filled with clothes, he's packed a toothbrush and a murder kit. Everything is meticulously planned: check into a hotel and kill an unsuspecting victim. Only then will he rid himself of his devious impulses and continue to be a good husband and father. But Reed gets more than he bargained for with Jackie (Wasikowska), an alluring call girl who arrives at his room. First, they relax and get in the mood, but when there’s an unexpected disruption, the balance of control begins to sway back and forth between the two. Is he seeing things? Who's playing whom? Before the night is over, a feverish nightmare will unfold, and Reed and Jackie will seal their bond in blood.

Also in the cast are Laia Costa, Marin Ireland, Maria Dizzia, and Wendell Pierce.

The film will be screening five times throughout the next week at Sundance, the first screening scheduled to happen at the PC Library tomorrow night, Saturday the 20th, at 11:59pm. I won't be at the festival myself, but for those who are a movie from the director of THE EYES OF MY MOTHER and the writer of AUDITION should be a must see.

In anticipation of the world premiere, a poster for PIERCING has been released online and can be seen right here:

Extra Tidbit: Are you interested in PIERCING?

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