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M3GAN (2023)

Opens on January 6

Director: Gerard Johnstone Run Time: 102 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2022

Starring: Allison Williams, Amie Donald, Jen Van Epps, Jenna Davis, Violet McGraw

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

“All hail Blumhouse and director Gerard Johnstone for bringing us a new murder doll, one that’s built to rule them all.”

—Kate Erbland for IndieWire

M3GAN is a marvel of artificial intelligence, a life-like doll programmed to be a child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally. Designed by brilliant toy-company roboticist Gemma, M3GAN can listen and watch and learn as she becomes friend and teacher, playmate and protector, for the child she is bonded to.

When Gemma suddenly becomes the caretaker of her orphaned 8-year-old niece, Cady, Gemma’s unsure and unprepared to be a parent. Under intense pressure at work, Gemma decides to pair her M3GAN prototype with Cady in an attempt to resolve both problems—a decision that will have unimaginable consequences.

About the filmmaker:

Gerard Johnstone is a New Zealand screenwriter and director. He is known for writing and directing the feature film Housebound (2014), which was nominated for the Audience Award at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival. His other projects include television series The Jaquie Brown Diaries (2008) and The New Legends of Monkey (2018).

Akela Cooper is an American screenwriter and television producer who was named to Variety’s 10 Screenwriters to Watch for 2021 list. Her feature film projects include Malignant (2021), Hell Fest (2018), M3GAN (2022) and The Nun 2 (2023).

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