Last night, during Sony Pictures' CinemaCon presentation, the studio unveiled the first footage from their upcoming Screen Gems thriller When the Bough Breaks, arriving in theaters September 16. If you weren't in Las Vegas last night, then you're in luck, because Screen Gems has debuted the first trailer for all to see. This thriller will most likely have eager parents thinking twice about the use of a surrogate to bring them a child.
John and Laura Taylor (Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall) are a young, professional couple who desperately want a baby. After exhausting all other options, they finally hire Anna (Jaz Sinclair), the perfect woman to be their surrogate - but as she gets further along in her pregnancy, so too does her psychotic and dangerous fixation on the husband. The couple becomes caught up in Anna's deadly game and must fight to regain control of their future before it's too late.
The supporting cast is rounded out by Theo Rossi, Christina Bach, GiGi Erneta, Michelle DeVito, Boyana Balta, Justin Lebrun and Jeff Caperton. Sony Pictures has set a September 16 release date for this thriller, putting it up against a much different pregnancy movie, Universal's Bridget Jones's Baby, along with Lionsgate's Nerve, and Open Road Films' Snowden. In addition to this first trailer, we also have a poster which you can check out below.
Jon Cassar (Forsaken) directs When the Bough Breaks from a script by Jack Olsen (Sleepwalker). Jon Cassar is best known for his work on 24, with this thriller marking his first feature directorial outing since 1998's The Ultimate Weapon starring Hulk Hogan. He most recently has directed episodes of 24: Live Another Day, Between and Wicked City.
Morris Chestnut currently stars in the new Fox series Rosewood, while Regina Hall can be seen in theaters this weekend with the comedy sequel Barbershop: The Next Cut. do you think When the Bough Breaks could be a big hit at the box office this fall? Take a look at the new trailer and poster for Screen Gems' When the Bough Breaks, arriving in theaters September 16, and chime in with your thoughts.