Amazon Studios has released the official Goodnight Mommy trailer for its upcoming English remake of the acclaimed Austrian horror thriller of the same name. The film will be available to stream on September 16, exclusively on Prime Video.
The video, which you can watch below along with the poster, features young twin actors Cameron and Nicholas Crovetti as they portray two suspicious brothers who are convinced the woman they are currently living with is not their real mother. . This highlights the woman’s seemingly odd behavior as the boys notice the differences between their real mother and the supposed impostor.
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The Goodnight Mommy remake is directed by Matt Sobel (Take Me to the River) from a script written by Kyle Warren based on their vision for the film. The project has been in development since 2018, with Amazon Studios set to fund and release the film worldwide. The film stars Naomi Watts, Cameron Crovetti, Nicholas Crovetti and Peter Hermann.
“When twin brothers arrive at their mother’s country house to find her face covered in bandages – the result, she explains, of recent cosmetic surgery – they immediately sense that something is wrong,” reads- on in the synopsis. “She makes strange new house rules, smokes in her bathroom and secretly tears up a drawing they gave her – things their loving mother would never do. As her behavior grows increasingly bizarre and erratic, a horrifying thought takes root in the boys’ minds: the growing suspicion that the woman under the gauze, who cooks their food and sleeps in the next room, is not their mother at all.
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Executive producers are original directors Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, with David Kaplan, Joshua Astrachan, Valery Guibal and Nicolas Brigaud-Robert serving as producers. The project is a co-production between Animal Kingdom and Playtime, who acquired the rights to the remake.
The original film Goodnight Mommy made its world premiere at the 2014 Venice Film Festival, where it received rave reviews from critics for its captivating plot, dark and brooding atmosphere, and chilling pacing. It was also selected as Austria’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.