This picture marks the feature film directorial debut of director Joel Edgerton. Edgerton had previously worked in front of the camera on projects like The Thing (2011). The picture stars Jason Bateman (Smokin’ Aces), Rebecca Hall (The Awakening), and Edgerton. Jason Blum and Rebecca Yeldham are producing. Edgerton’s new film will make its theatrical debut July 31, 2015 and will be known as The Gift.
“Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon’s high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn’t recognize Gordo (Joel Edgerton) at first, but after a seemingly coincidental series of encounters proves troubling, a horrifying secret from their past is uncovered after nearly 20 years. As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, she starts to question: how well do we really know the people closest to us, and are past bygones ever really bygones?”