Dubai, United Arab Emirates – August 2019 – In UAE cinemas from 22nd August, American horror-thriller “Ready or Not” follows the story of a young bride who is invited on the night of her wedding by her rich and eccentric in-laws to participate in a time-honored tradition that turns into a lethal game of survival with everyone fighting to stay alive.
Ready or not, here I come. The suspenseful and gripping story revolves around Grace (Samara Weaving), who is about to marry Alex (Mark O’Brien) in the creepy mansion belonging to the groom’s rich family. The extravagant nuptials turn deadly, when Grace’s new relatives instigate a high-stakes game of Hide and Seek – apparently a wedding day tradition. Grace must now hide from midnight until dawn while her new in-laws hunt down the terrified bride.
“It’s great psychologically, because you are always second-guessing what everyone’s thinking. The theme is interesting too; for me, it’s about the question ‘How well do you really know someone and, under pressure, what choices do you make?’ Mark’s character (Grace’s husband Alex) has to decide between the love of his life and his loyalty to his family,” comments Weaving.
Hiding in the mansion, as she fights for her life, it remains to be seen whether Grace can trust Becky (played by Andie MacDowell), or any other members of her new family. Also starring Mark O’Brien and Adam Brody, the film was directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett.
“It’s my first, flat-out horror movie – and I loved it! I loved the script, which is really clever. The writers – Guy Busick and R. Christopher Murphy – came up with an amazing concept about an over-the-top, wealthy family. Then, to bring in the idea of Hide and Seek to the story was so interesting. Obviously, as adults we don’t play Hide and Seek anymore, but I have visceral memories of playing the game as a child, and I remember that feeling of hiding and being looked for. It’s exciting and exhilarating!” says MacDowell.