Trailer: Killer Doug Jones troubles the Sorvinos Beneath the Leaves

Beneath the Leaves Doug Jones Adam Marino

Veteran actor Paul Sorvino (who has almost 170 screen credits to his name) and his Oscar-winning daughter Mira Sorvino have appeared in several movies together - apparently even writer/director Larry Cohen's 1985 cult classic THE STUFF, in which Mira is said to have made an uncredited cameo. Their latest cinematic collaboration is director Adam Marino's BENEATH THE LEAVES, which will find the Sorvinos working together to take down a killer played by Doug Jones.

Scripted by Naman Barsoom and Daniel Wallner from a story crafted by Marino, the film has the following synopsis:

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.

BENEATH THE LEAVES was produced by Ivett Havasi, Beau Turpin, and Tommy Kijas. 

Vertical Entertainment will be giving the film a theatrical and VOD release on February 8th. Its trailer can be seen below.

I don't find the trailer to be all that thrilling, but I am interested in seeing Jones (best known for being Guillermo del Toro's go-to guy for creature performances) play a homicidal maniac.



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