Exclusive Clip From THE MESSENGER: Talking To Dead People Is Not What It's Cracked Up To Be
My! Conversations between the living and the head are rarely as haunting as the one featured in our exclusive clip from The Messenger.
The supernatural horror film stars Robert Sheehan, who has been very impressive as the lead in upbeat, more cheerful movies such as Killing Bono and Moonwalkers. Here he shows his darker side. And yes, he can talk to dead people, but, as you might imagine, they have very unpleasant stories to tell.
From the official synopsis:
The Messenger is set in the ghostly netherworld between life and death. We all want to believe in life after death and imagine loved ones looking over us, feel their presence in a draft of air - knowing they wait for us. But Jack (Robert Sheehan) isn't waiting, in and out of secure units all of his young life, the dead won't leave him alone. Some might call Jack a troubled soul, at odds with the world, unable to conform. But Jack has a sharp mind and a razor wit. It's not that he doesn't want to live a normal life, he can't. They won't let him.
When Jack unwillingly becomes embroiled in the unfinished business of a local murder, he discovers hidden secrets which threaten to push him over the edge. His estranged sister, Emma (Lily Cole) re-appears in his life and Jack starts to remember the past they shared together and to confront the truth about the death of his own father.
David Blair, who has extensive experience helming television programs, directed from a script by Andrew Kirk. Joely Richardson, Lily Cole, Tamzin Merchant, David O'Hara, and Jack Fox also star.
You can watch the excellent clip below. The Messenger is in UK cinemas on 18 September.