Shawn Edwards talks to Dane DeHaan about the torturous journey of shooting “A Cure For Wellness”
A Cure for Wellness is an upcoming 2017 American-German psychological horror thriller film directed by Gore Verbinski and written by Justin Haythe. The film stars Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth, and Jason Isaacs.
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“Only when we know what ails us can we hope to find the cure”
From visionary director, Gore Verbinski, A CURE FOR WELLNESS is a chilling and mind-bending psychological thriller. Dane DeHaan stars as Lockhart, a driven Wall Street stockbroker who is sent by his firm to a remote alpine medical spa. Lockhart is on a mission to retrieve the company’s CEO, Pembroke (Harry Groener), a patient at the spa, who has told his staff that he has no intention of returning to New York. Lockhart arrives at the tranquil sanitarium where the residents are supposedly receiving a miracle cure. In fact though, they seem to be getting sicker. As he investigates the dark and baffling secrets behind the spa, he meets a young woman, the hauntingly beautiful Hannah (Mia Goth), a patient herself. He also gets to know another patient, the eccentric Mrs. Watkins, played by Celia Imrie, who has done some detective work of her own. Soon, Lockhart is diagnosed with the same condition as the other patients by the institution’s director, the ominous Dr. Volmer (Jason Isaacs), and finds that he is trapped in the alpine retreat. Lockhart begins to lose his grip on reality and has to endure unimaginable ordeals during the course of his own ‘treatment’.
In the tradition of Verbinski’s indelible 2002 classic, THE RING, the Academy Award® winning filmmaker brings his inimitable style and vision to A CURE FOR WELLNESS. Atmospheric and visually breathtaking, the film is compelling and thought provoking, exploring the true meaning of wellness and the trappings of avarice and power, while asking what fulfillment really means.
The film was produced by New Regency and Blind Wink Productions. Justin Haythe wrote the screenplay; the story was written by Justin Haythe and Gore Verbinski. The producers are Verbinski, Arnon Milchan and David Crockett. The executive producers are Justin Haythe and Morgan Des Groseillers. Responsible for the film’s original music was Golden Globe® and Emmy® nominated British composer, Benjamin Wallfisch, whose work includes HIDDEN FIGURES, BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE and THE LITTLE PRINCE.