Based on the iconic 1933 monster movie, the story follows scientist Cecilia Kass who disappears into hiding to escape her abusive boyfriend. When he commits suicide shortly after leaving Cecilia with his £5 million of his fortune, she’s convinced his death was a hoax.
As a series of creepy events unfold, Cecilia descends into despair as she desperately tries to prove she’s being haunted by someone no one can see.
Fresh off the back of The Handmaid’s Tale, Elisabeth Moss is back at her best in haunting new thriller, The Invisible Man.
The newly-released trailer promises sleepless nights, mysterious hand prints on showers, jump scares and a lot of frustration for Cecilia whose friends don’t believe her. “I found something that can prove what I’m experiencing,” Cecilia tells her childhood friend. “You need help,” she responds, “Adrian is dead,” resulting in Cecilia shouting: “I’m not crazy!”
Elisabeth is joined by The Haunting of Hill House’s ’s Oliver Cohen-Jackson who plays Cecilia’s abusive ex. Meanwhile, Harriet Dyer takes on the role of her sister and Aldis Hodge stars as her childhood friend.
In an interview with Empire, Elisabeth touched on the timely themes of abuse in the film. “You literally have a man who is invisible. You can’t see him. She’s saying he’s there, that he’s attacking her, abusing her, manipulating her, and everyone around her is saying, ‘Relax. It’s fine’,” she explained. “And she keeps saying, ‘No, he is – he’s alive, he’s doing this,’ and no one believes her. The analogy is incredibly clear.”
Drawing of the correlating themes explored in The Handmaid’s Tale, the actress stated: “I’ve had quite a bit of experience playing characters who are dealing with various types of abuse,” Moss says. “Whether it’s emotional, physical, sexual, it’s something that I’ve dived into quite a bit. So I was able to bring that knowledge to the role.
The Invisible Man is set for release in cinema on February 8, 2020. Whack it in the diary now folks, this is not one to miss.