Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions are set to unveil a gripping cinematic experience this fall. The Marsh King’s Daughter, directed by the acclaimed Neil Burger, promises a thrilling journey into the heart of a dark family secret. With a star-studded cast and a storyline that keeps you on the edge of your seat, this film is poised to be a must-watch for 2023.
A Dive into the Wilderness and Dark Pasts
Helena, portrayed by the talented Daisy Ridley, appears to lead an ordinary life. But beneath the surface lies a chilling secret. She is the daughter of the notorious Marsh King (Ben Mendelsohn), a man infamous for holding her and her mother captive in the wilderness for years. This dark past comes rushing back when news breaks that her father has escaped from prison.
The narrative takes a tense turn as Helena realizes that her father will undoubtedly come hunting for her and her family. With her life on the line, Helena must confront the haunting memories of her past and use the survival skills her father taught her to protect her loved ones.
The Marsh King’s Daughter boasts a stellar ensemble. Alongside Ridley and Mendelsohn, the film features Garrett Hedlund, Caren Pistorius, Brooklynn Prince, and Gil Birmingham. The screenplay, penned by Elle Smith & Mark L. Smith, is an adaptation of Karen Dionne’s bestselling novel.
Neil Burger, known for his work on Limitless, The Illusionist, and Voyagers, takes the director’s chair, ensuring a blend of suspense and emotion. The film’s production saw collaboration from industry giants, with Teddy Schwarzman, Keith Redmon, and Mark L. Smith serving as producers.
With a runtime of 108 minutes and an R rating, The Marsh King’s Daughter promises to be an intense cinematic experience. The film, fully financed by Black Bear, is set to hit theaters exclusively on October 6, 2023. For those who appreciate a mix of suspense, drama, and dark secrets, this is one film you won’t want to miss.
About The Marsh King’s Daughter
Release: October 6, 2023
Director: Neil Burger
Writers: Elle Smith and Mark L. Smith
Based on the bestselling novel by Karen Dionne
Executive Producers: Michael Heimler, Charles Miller, Cliff Roberts, Robert Simonds, Adam Fogelson, John Friedberg, Samuel J. Brown
Producers: Teddy Schwarzman, Keith Redmon, Mark L. Smith
Production: Roadside Attractions
Cast: Daisy Ridley, Ben Mendelsohn, Garrett Hedlund, Caren Pistorius, Brooklynn Prince and Gil Birmingham
In the tense thriller The Marsh King’s Daughter, a woman with a secret past will venture into the wilderness she left behind to confront the most dangerous man she’s ever met: her father. In the film, Helena’s (Daisy Ridley) seemingly ordinary life hides a dark and dangerous truth: her estranged father is the infamous Marsh King (Ben Mendelsohn), the man who kept her and her mother captive in the wilderness for years.
When her father escapes from prison, Helena will need to confront her past. Knowing that he will hunt for her and her family, Helena must find the strength to face her demons and outmaneuver the man who taught her everything she knows about surviving in the wild.
Are you ready to dive into Helena’s haunting past? How do you feel about the adaptation of Karen Dionne’s novel? Will you be marking your calendar for October 6? Share your thoughts and join the conversation on social media!