I had all but forgotten about Darren Lynn Bousman’s retooling of MOTHER’S DAY. It has been months since there has even been a sliver of info on the long completed project.
I was surprised when Anchor Bay sent along a press release late yesterday that mapped out a final release date. May 8th is the day!
I actually remember seeing the original (dare I call it classic) at the theater and being pretty much scarred by it for life. I get the feeling that this one may not be so, shall we say intense but I could be wrong.
Actually looking forward to seeing it.
For those of you who may need a quick refresher, here ya go:
After a bank robbery gone wrong, three brothers head for home, hoping their mother can provide them with a getaway. The youngest brother, Johnny, has been shot, and their back-stabbing former partner has gotten away with all the cash.
But when the brothers get home, they find that all their stuff is gone and Mother is nowhere to be found: She lost the house months ago in a foreclosure. The new owners, Beth and Daniel, and their guests, gathered for an ill-timed birthday party, become the brothers’ unwitting hostages.
Not long after, Mother arrives, along with the boys’ sister Lydia, and it soon becomes clear that Mother will do absolutely anything to protect her children. In one terrifying evening she brilliantly takes control of the situation and masterminds her sons’ escape from the law.
The film stars Rebecca De Mornay, Matt O’Leary, Jaime King, Frank Grillo, Deborah Ann Woll, Shawn Ashmore, Lisa Marcos, Patrick Flueger, Tony Nappo, Warren Kole and Briana Evigan.
Keep it here and as soon as I see some cover art or get any other info, I will pass it along.