YA Movie News: INNOCENCE by Jane Mendelsohn


Love. Beauty. Wealth. Eternity. Get ready for the latest YA book-to-film adaptation, INNOCENCE, in select theaters August 29th. I just became aware of this film and it appears interesting. Have anyone heard about this movie or read the novel? If yes, what do you think?

INNOCENCE, based off the 2001 novel by Jane Mendelsohn, tells the story of Beckett Warner, a teenager dealing with the recent death of her mother. Yet, once she moves to Manhattan to put her life back together and begin a new school, Beckett realizes that her troubles may be far worse—her school is run by a coven of beautiful and seductive women who perpetuate their youth by drinking the blood of virgins. 

Starring Kelly Reilly (Heaven Is for Real, Sherlock Holmes), Sophie Curtis, and Graham Phillips, INNOCENCE will be in select theaters AUGUST 29th

Make sure to check out the film’s synopsis, poster, and trailer below.


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SYNOPSIS: Haunted by the death and dreams of her beloved mother in a Montauk surfing accident, 16 year old Beckett and her father, novelist Miles Warner, move to Manhattan and attempt to piece together their shattered life. Now enrolled at the exclusive Hamilton preparatory school, her psychosis and hallucinations intensify with the dubious suicides of current and past students as does her first love for Tobey Crawford. The discovery that her new school may be run by a coven of beautiful and seductive women who perpetuate their youth by drinking the blood of virgins becomes the ultimate challenge of Beckett and Tobey's young lives.
INNOCENCE is a chilling allegory of the precarious state of an American teenager, explores themes of loss, the human condition and a society torn between purity and narcissism. 
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Director: Hilary Brougher (The Sticky Fingers of Time, Stephanie Daley)
Producer & Author: Jane Mendelsohn
Producer: Christine Vachon (Boys Don’t Cry, Far From Heaven)
Producer: Pam Koffler (Boys Don’t Cry, Hedwig and the Angry Inch)

CAST:
Kelly Reilly (Pamela Hamilton)
Sophie Curtis (Beckett Warner)
Graham Phillips (Tobey Crawford)
Linus Roche (Miles Warner)
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