Creepy First Trailer for Dream House Starring Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz
07.22.11 by Ryan
Audiences are finally getting a chance to step into director JIm Sheridan's Dream House.
Shot in early 2010, the lack of snow in Toronto forced the production to schedule reshoots in December, when (hopefully) more snow was on the ground. At that point, actor Daniel Craig was already in Sweden shooting The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which then postponed the reshoots to March, which, in turn, meant that the February release date had to be changed to September.
The reshoots allowed Sheridan to add in a few additional scenes to help explain the thriller's story. "I'm happy enough with it. It will be a good movie," Sheridan told THR last December. "But it's a very unusual storyline that's sometimes hard to negotiate. At base, it's a big love story. On top of that, it's a genre horror story. On top of that, it's a psychological thriller. There's a lot of strands to keep in the air."
Audiences can finally see the complexities that Sheridan is referring to with the releases of the first trailer, which sees Craig attempt to solve a mystery of the house he moved into with his wife (Rachel Weisz, now married to Craig in real life) with the help of his neighbor (Naomi Watts). The synopsis below might help unravel the mystery of the plot.
Successful publisher Will Atenton (Craig) quit a job in New York City to relocate his wife, Libby (Weisz), and two girls to a quaint New England town. But as they settle into their new life, they discover their perfect home was the murder scene of a mother and her children. And the entire city believes it was at the hands of the husband who survived.
When Will investigates the tragedy, his only lead comes from Ann Paterson (Watts), a neighbor who was close to the family that died. As Will and Ann piece together the disturbing puzzle, they discover that the story of the last man to leave Will's dream house will be just as horrifying to the one who came next.
Written by David Loucka, Dream House will be released on Sept. 30th with a R-rating. Universal Pictures lost its appeal for a rating change earlier this month, with the MPAA ruling that "some violence" was responsible for the decision.