Taglines: He’s not like us.
Roy (Michael Shannon) is a father desperate to protect his uniquely gifted, eight-year-old son Alton (Jaeden Lieberher). Joined by Joel Edgerton and Kirsten Dunst’s characters, this group must race to get Alton to a secret location all while being hunted by an extreme religious sect led by Calvin Meyer and a government task force headed up by Adam Driver. It is a full-on chase, the outcome of which could bring about a world-changing event.
Midnight Special is an upcoming American science fiction action-thriller film written and directed by Jeff Nichols. The film stars Adam Driver, Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst, and Joel Edgerton. It is Nichols’ fourth feature film, and his first studio production.
Nichols has described Midnight Special as a “sci-fi chase film”. He stated, “However absurd that sounds, it’s more grounded than Mud. I really wanted to make a 1980s John Carpenter film like Starman. I love the way those films look.” It has been selected to compete for the Golden Bear at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.
Directed by: Jeff Nichols
Starring: Adam Driver, Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, Michael Shannon, Jaeden Lieberher, Dana Gourrier, Yvonne Landry
Screenplay by: Jeff Nichols
Production Design by: Chad Keith
Cinematography by: Adam Stone
Film Editing by: Julie Monroe
Costume Design by: Erin Benach
Set Decoration by: Austin T. LeValley, Adam Willis
Art Direction by: Austin Gorg
Music by: David Wingo
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence and action.
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: March 18, 2016