Horror-thriller film “The Boy” by William Brent Bell

Theatrical premiere: January 22, 2016 (US)
Starring: Lauren Cohan

The Boy

Director: William Brent Bell
Screenwriter: Stacey Menear
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“The Boy” previously known as “The Inhabitant”.

The Boy is a frightening thrill ride directed by William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside) starring Lauren Cohan (“The Walking Dead”).

Greta (Cohan) is a young American woman who takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village, only to discover that the family’s 8-year-old is a life-sized doll that the parents care for just like a real boy, as a way to cope with the death of their actual son 20 years prior. After violating a list of strict rules, a series of disturbing and inexplicable events bring Greta’s worst nightmare to life,leading her to believe that the doll is actually alive.

“The Boy” Cast in Stills

Lauren Cohan as Greta

Lauren Cohan as Greta in "The Boy" (2015)

Rupert Evans as Malcolm

Rupert Evans as Malcolm in "The Boy" (2015)

Jett Klyne

Jett Klyne in "The Boy" (2015)

Jim Norton as Mr. Heelshire

Jim Norton as Mr. Heelshire in "The Boy" (2015)

The Boy (2016)

And also:

Diana Hardcastle as Mrs. Heelshire
Ben Robson
James Russell
Javier Botet

Film frames from “The Boy”

Lakeshore Entertainment
Vertigo Entertainment
STX Entertainment