|Directed by||Scott Cooper|
|Based on||"The Quiet Boy"|
by Nick Antosca
|Edited by||Dylan Tichenor|
|Music by||Javier Navarrete|
|Distributed by||Searchlight Pictures|
Antlers is an upcoming supernatural horror film directed by Scott Cooper. It follows a school teacher and her police officer brother in a small Oregon town, where they become convinced one of her students is harboring a supernatural creature. The film stars Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T. Thomas, Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Rory Cochrane, and Amy Madigan. The screenplay, written by C. Henry Chaisson, Nick Antosca, and Cooper, was adapted from Antosca's short story "The Quiet Boy", originally published in Guernica magazine in January 2019.
Julia Meadows (Keri Russell), a school teacher in a small town in Oregon, and her brother, Paul (Jesse Plemons), the local sheriff, become concerned about one of her students, a young boy named Lucas Weaver (Jeremy T. Thomas) who is secretly keeping a supernatural creature inside his house.
- Keri Russell as Julia Meadows
- Katelyn Peterson as young Julia Meadows
- Jesse Plemons as Paul Meadows
- Jeremy T. Thomas as Lucas Weaver
- Graham Greene as Warren Stokes
- Scott Haze as Frank Weaver
- Rory Cochrane as Dan Lecroy
- Amy Madigan as Principal Booth
- Cody Davis as Clint
- Sawyer Jones as Aiden Weaver
- Jake T. Roberts as a forensic officer
In July 2018, it was announced that Guillermo del Toro would produce Antlers, a film to be directed by Scott Cooper with Keri Russell in negotiations to star. It was planned to begin filming in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada by the fourth quarter of 2018. In August 2018, Jesse Plemons joined the cast. In October 2018, Jeremy T. Thomas, Graham Greene, Amy Madigan, Scott Haze, and Rory Cochrane joined the cast.
The film was previously scheduled to be released on April 17, 2020, but was removed from the release calendar due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was rescheduled to February 19, 2021, before being removed from the release calendar again. It is scheduled to be released on October 29, 2021.
Todd Gilchrist of TheWrap gave the film a mostly positive review, calling it "a handsome, meticulous, yet overly serious entry in a horror sub-genre explored too infrequently; Guillermo del Toro was right to choose Cooper, but what the film needs is more of del Toro's own exuberance to truly bring it to life." Eric Eisenberg of CinemaBlend gave the film a 2.5 out of 5 star rating, saying in a mixed review "Given its promise and everything it does right, Antlers winds up being a frustrating experience."
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