Farmiga & Daddario star in trailer for We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Adapted from the the novel of the same name by "The Haunting of Hill House" author Shirley Jackson, the upcoming mystery/thriller WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE stars Taissa Farmiga (THE NUN) as Merricat Blackwood, a young woman who lives with her sister Constance (Alexandra Daddario) and her Uncle Julian (Crispin Glover), three survivors of an arsenic poisoning which killed everyone else in the family years prior.

Bold and imaginative, Merricat uses rituals and talismans in order to protect the property and her family from the hostile townspeople, but when cousin Charles (Sebastian Stan) arrives, Merricat and Constance's idyllic life is shattered. Maliciously planning on securing the family’s fortune, Charles' arrival sets the two sisters against one another and threatens to unleash a dark family secret. While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE director Stacie Passon (American Gods) said, "I read Castle first when I was in high school. It is smart, suspenseful, dark satire. The story, narrated by an 18-year-old sociopathic girl named Merricat Blackwood, is a rich mix of American political and social commentary. The themes of isolation, gender, class warfare seem even more relevant today."

WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE is set to hit theaters and VOD on May 17, 2019.

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