"Possessor" is a 2020 science fiction psychological horror film directed by Brandon Cronenberg.
The starring cast includes Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Rossif Sutherland, Tuppence Middleton, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sean Bean, Gabrielle Graham, Gage Graham-Arbuthnot, Kaniehtiio Horn, Raoul Bhaneja and others.
NEON on Thursday, July 16, 2020 released the trailer:
POSSESSOR Teaser - Red Band.
A woman named Holly sticks a probe into the top of her head and turns the dial button on a machine. She goes to a party and brutally stabs a wealthy attorney. She takes out a gun and puts it in her mouth, but then aims it at police, and they shoot her dead. Afterward, a woman named Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough) is removed from a machine. She is a "possessor": a contract killer whose consciousness is implanted into the body of another person in order to carry out an assassination. Tasya was controlling Holly's body and committed the murder, but couldn't overcome Holly's resistance to committing suicide.
During a post-assassination debriefing by her boss Girder (Jennifer Jason Leigh), Tasya identifies objects of her past to prove that her sense of self is intact. One of the objects is a mounted butterfly, which she expresses regret for killing as a child. She wants time to reconnect with her estranged husband Michael (Rossif Sutherland) and son Ira. When she visits them, she must rehearse how to engage in ordinary conversation, showing she is unsteady in civilian life. Tasya's next job is one of the biggest ones the company has ever received. They've been hired by Reid, the stepson of John Parse (Sean Bean). John is the owner of a massive corporation. Reid wants them to assassinate John and his daughter Ava (Tuppence Middleton) so that he can take over the company. Girder is excited because, once the job is done, the company will be able to control John's company via blackmailing Reid.
Tasya is instructed to possess Ava's boyfriend Colin Tate (Christopher Abbott). The company abducts him and implants a neural network in him. Tasya wakes up in Colin's body, and lives his life, finding herself attracted to Ava. She is blindsided by interactions with Eddie (Raoul Bhaneja), a co-worker at Parse's company, and Reeta (Kaniehtiio Horn), a friend of Ava's whom Colin has slept with before. On the day of the party, Girder instructs Tasya to have Colin get into a public argument with Parse to establish a motive for the later assassination. After doing this, Tasya waits till the end of the party. Colin attacks John with a poker instead of the company-provided gun. He shoots and kills Ava but is unable to commit suicide. Back at the headquarters, Tasya vomits up blood while hooked into the machine and the staff says that Colin has reasserted control. They want to disconnect her, but Girder orders them to give her more time to reassert control.
Here is the full cast and characters of "Possessor".
The film "Possessor" was scheduled to be released on January 25, 2020 (Sundance), on October 2, 2020 (United States and Canada) and on November 27, 2020 (United Kingdom) by Elevation Pictures, Neon, Signature Entertainment and Well Go USA Entertainment.
The duration of the film is 104 minutes. The film grossed over $752,885.
The film "Possessor" is rated with "R" rating.
"Possessor" filming. Principal photography began on April 9, 2019.
"Possessor" got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.4/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 93/100.
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