Joel Edgerton‘s directorial debut ‘The Gift‘ is a psychological thriller that asks the question: What if someone you wronged long ago reemerged in your life through a chance encounter?
Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon’s high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn’t recognize Gordo (Joel Edgerton) at first, but after a series of uninvited encounters and mysterious gifts prove troubling, a horrifying secret from the past is uncovered after more than 20 years. As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, she starts to question: how well do we really know the people closest to us, and are past bygones ever really bygones?
Cast: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton, Allison Tolman, Busy Philipps, Beau Knapp, Wendell Pierce, David Denman and Katie Asleton.
Director: Joel Edgerton
Producers: Jason Blum, Rebecca Yeldham and Joel Edgerton.
Writer: Joel Edgerton
In Theaters August 7, 2015
All media credit: STX Entertainment and EPK.TV