Following the international sneak peek that debuted back in March, A24 Films has released the first trailer for Dark Places. The studio announced today that the thriller is available for DirecTV subscribers from now until August 6, one day before it hits theaters on August 7. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn.
Charlize Theron stars as Libby Day, who was only seven years old when her mother and two sisters were brutally murdered in their rural Kansas farmhouse. In court, the traumatized child pointed the finger at her brother, Ben (Tye Sheridan), and her testimony put the troubled 16-year-old in prison for life. Twenty-five years later, a broke and desperate Libby has run through donations from a sympathetic public and royalties from her sensational autobiography, without ever moving past the events of that night.
When Libby accepts a fee to appear at a gathering of true-crime aficionados led by Lyle Wirth (Nicholas Hoult), she is shocked to learn most of them believe Ben is innocent and the real killer is still at large. In need of money, she reluctantly agrees to help them reexamine the crime by revisiting the worst moments of her life. But as Libby and Lyle dig deeper into the circumstances surrounding the murders, her recollections start to unravel and she is forced to question exactly what she saw - or didn't see. As long-buried memories resurface, Libby begins to confront the wrenching truths that led up to that horrific night. In addition, we also have a new poster and photo from this adaptation, with Charlize Theron joined by co-stars Chloe Moretz, Christina Hendricks, Corey Stoll, Sterling Jerins and Drea de Matteo, which you can check out along with the trailer.