After her first movie, The Light of the Moon did well, director Jessica M. Thompson has taken on another feature film. The Invitation, her next project, is a modern take on a classic gothic story. Thompson and Blair Butler wrote it together. Nathalie Emmanuel from Game of Thrones, Thomas Doherty from Gossip Girl, and Stephanie Corneliussen also star in the horror thriller (Mr. Robot).
Before it got its new name, this movie was called The Bride. Emile Gladstone (The Curse of La Llorona) is the producer, and Thompson and Michael P. Flannigan are the executive producers (Pitch Perfect). Mid-Atlantic Films and Screen Gems are making the movie, and Sony Pictures Entertainment will be in charge of getting it to theatres in August 2022.
Here is all the information you need about the movie.
When did The Invitation get released?
On August 26, 2022, The Invitation was shown in theatres all over the country. The movie will only be shown in theatres, and there is not a date set yet for a digital release.
What is the plot of The Invitation?
The Invitation is loosely based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, so when it comes out in theatres, you might want to bring some garlic bread with you. After her mother dies, Evie (Nathalie Emmanuel), a young American woman, decides to get a DNA test to see if she has any other living relatives..
Oliver (Hugh Skinner), whom she meets at a restaurant, turns out to be her long-lost cousin. He asks her to go to England for a wedding so she can meet the rest of her family. Evie is impressed by her aristocratic host Walter (Thomas Doherty), and his beautiful estate when she gets there. During her stay, he dates her, and she likes him..
As the wedding day gets closer, she asks more questions about who the bride and groom are and where they are, but the answers she gets are vague and mysterious. As she puts together the puzzle pieces, she finds out that this family has something terrible planned for her.
It turns out that the bride-to-be is Evie herself, and Walter is her intended. As she tries to get away from her violent and dangerous hosts, his charm quickly turns into a threat. If Evie wants to stay alive, she will have to fight her way out of this nightmare.
Does The Invitation have a trailer?
Absolutely! The trailer came out for the first time on June 24, 2022, when The Black Phone was first shown in theatres. Here’s where you can watch the trailer:
The trailer gives you a little more information about Evie and why she wants to take the DNA test to find out if she has more relatives. It also shows how violent the movie will be, but most importantly, it shows that Walter and the other people staying at his mansion are basically vampires.
The trailer does not say outright that they are vampires, but between the fangs, the blood-drinking, and the stake in the chest, it is clear that it is a vampire movie.
Who is included in the cast of in The Invitation’s ?
The prominent role of Evie will be played by Nathalie Emmanuel. She is best known for her role as Missandei on the HBO show Game of Thrones. However, she has also played a character named Ramsey in the Fast and Furious movies, including the upcoming Fast X.
She is an English actress, but in The Invitation, she will play an American. Thomas Doherty will play Walter, a mysterious and charming guy who might be interested in Evie. Doherty played Max Wolfe on “Gossip Girl” and Harry Hook in “Descendants 2” and “Descendants 3” from Disney.
Viktoria, one of the family members Evie meets at the estate, will be played by Stephanie Corneliussen. In the trailer, she can be seen acting strangely when Evie cuts her finger while trimming her nails. She has also been in TV shows like Mr. Robot and Legion.
Sean Pertwee, best known for his role as Alfred Pennyworth in the TV show Gotham, Hugh Skinner (Fleabag), and Alana Boden are also in the cast (I Am Elizabeth Smart).