Brightburn is a 2019 American superhero horror film directed by David Yarovesky.

Official trailers

Sony Pictures Entertainment on Monday, May 20, 2019 released the trailer:
BRIGHTBURN - Final Trailer.

Story intro

In 2006, a spaceship crash-lands in Brightburn, Kansas on a farm owned by Tori and Kyle Breyer, who have been having difficulties conceiving a child. Inside the ship is an infant child which the couple adopt and name Brandon. They hide the spaceship in their barn's cellar to hide the truth from him. Years later, the ship begins transmitting an alien message, drawing Brandon to it. He sleepwalks to the barn and tries to open the locked cellar, chanting the craft's message, but Tori intervenes and takes him back to the house. The next day as he attempts to mow the lawn, Brandon has difficulty starting the mower and inadvertently launches it hundreds of feet. He approaches it, curious about his newfound strength, and stops the motorized blade with his hand. Nearing puberty, Brandon is an extremely high achiever at his school, which other students tease him about but a girl named Caitlyn defends him. While celebrating Brandon's 12th birthday at a diner where Caitlyn's mother, Erica, is the waitress, his uncle Noah and aunt Merilee give him a hunting rifle, which Kyle refuses to let Brandon have. Brandon causes a scene, so Kyle and Tori leave with him. Kyle suspects something is wrong with Brandon and finds him absentmindedly chewing and mangling his fork at breakfast. Tori finds photos of lingerie and swimsuit models, surgical diagrams, and graphic photos of human organs in Brandon's room. Brandon, Kyle, and Tori take a camping trip and Kyle attempts to give Brandon the "talk". That night, Brandon travels to Caitlyn's house, hiding in her room until she notices him. Returning home, Kyle finds their chickens terrified by Brandon, who is standing over them. Later that night, Kyle finds the chickens slaughtered with the coop's locked door torn off its hinges. Kyle insists Brandon was responsible but Tori insists it was a wolf attack.


Elizabeth Banks
Tori Breyer: Brandon's adoptive mother and Kyle's wife
David Denman
Kyle Breyer: Brandon's adoptive father and Tori's husband
Jackson A. Dunn
Brandon Breyer / Brightburn: a superpowered alien
Matt Jones
Noah McNichol: Kyle's brother, Brandon's uncle, and Merilee's husband
Meredith Hagner
Merilee McNichol: Brandon's aunt and Noah's wife
Abraham Clinkscales
Royce: a young boy
Christian Finlayson
Fauxhawk: one of the kids
Jennifer Holland
Ms. Espenschied: Brandon's school director
Emmie Hunter
Caitlyn Connor: Brandon's love interest
Becky Wahlstrom
Erica Connor: Caitlyn's mother
Gregory Alan Williams
Sheriff Deever: a local sheriff of the small town
Steve Agee
Stephen Blackehart
Michael Rooker
The Big T
Terence Rosemore
P.E. Teacher
Elizabeth Becka
Annie Humphrey
Deputy Aryes
Mike Dunston


Principal photography began in March 2018 and wrapped in May of the same year in the U.

The film Brightburn was scheduled to be released on May 24, 2019 (United States), on June 20, 2019 (Germany) and on June 26, 2019 (France) by Screen Gems, B&H Film Distribution, Columbia Pictures, Falcon, Feelgood Entertainment, InterCom, Rakuten Distribution, SF Film Finland, Sony Pictures Filmverleih, Toho-Towa, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR), Big Picture 2 Films, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) and Stage 6 Films.

The duration of the film is 90 minutes. With a budget of $6 - 12 million, the film grossed over $32.9 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


Brightburn got average rating from critics. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "C+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website:

IMDB: Brightburn

Wikipedia: Brightburn

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