Movies - Never Let Go: Alexandre Aja and Halle Berry Unite for a Gripping New Thriller

By Mulder, 02 july 2024

Get ready for a spine-chilling cinematic experience with Never Let Go, the latest psychological thriller/horror film from visionary director Alexandre Aja, renowned for his work on The Hills Have Eyes and Crawl. The creative minds behind hits like Stranger Things and Arrival have collaborated to bring this gripping story to life.

Released on May 17, 2024, the trailer for Never Let Go has already set the stage for an intense narrative. The film stars Academy Award winner Halle Berry, who delivers a powerful performance as a mother desperately trying to protect her twin sons from a malevolent force threatening their home. In a world where evil lurks just beyond their front door, Berry's character and her children find themselves tethered together, both physically and emotionally. Their only protection is their house and the unbreakable bond of their family. As they strive to stay connected, the tension escalates when one of the boys begins to question the reality of the evil they fear, leading to a terrifying battle for survival.

The journey of Never Let Go began in August 2020 when Kevin Coughlin and Ryan Grassby's horror script, originally titled Mother Land, was acquired by Shawn Levy's 21 Laps Entertainment. Lionsgate Films was set to distribute the film. Initially, Mark Romanek was hired to direct, but by May 2021, Alexandre Aja took over the directorial role, with Halle Berry joining the cast. Filming took place in Vancouver, British Columbia, from April 17 to June 2, 2023. The film also features Percy Daggs IV and Anthony B. Jenkins, who joined the cast in April 2023. During the Cannes Film Festival in June 2022, Lionsgate sold international rights to various companies, signaling widespread anticipation for the film's release.

Directed by Alexandre Aja, produced by Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, Alexandre Aja, and Dan Levine, and written by Kevin Coughlin and Ryan Grassby, Never Let Go brings together an impressive team. Halle Berry, Percy Daggs IV, and Anthony B. Jenkins lead the cast, with cinematography by Maxime Alexandre. The film is produced by 21 Laps Entertainment and Media Capital Technologies, and distributed by Lionsgate Films in the United States and Metropolitan FilmExport in France.

The release dates are set for September 25, 2024, in France and September 27, 2024, in the United States. Never Let Go promises to be a heart-pounding journey into the depths of fear and family bonds. With its stellar cast and seasoned director, it's a must-watch for horror and thriller enthusiasts. Stay connected, stay together, and never let go.

Synopsis :
A family haunted by an evil spirit for years.Their safety and surroundings are called into question when one of the children wonders if the evil is real.

Never Let Go
Directed by Alexandre Aja
Produced by Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, Alexandre Aja, Dan Levine
Written by Kevin Coughlin; Ryan Grassby
Starring  Halle Berry, Percy Daggs IV, Anthony B. Jenkins
Cinematography : Maxime Alexandre
Production companies : 21 Laps Entertainment, Media Capital Technologies
Distributed by Lionsgate Films (United States), Metropolitan FilmExport (France)
Release date : September 25, 2024 (France), September 27, 2024 (United States)

Photos : Copyright Lionsgate