Actor Brady Corbet is making his directorial debut with The Childhood of a Leader, based on a screenplay he penned with writer Mona Fastvold. Corbet has assembled a stellar cast for this blend of drama, horror, and mystery, starring Robert Pattinson, Bérénice Bejo, Liam Cunningham, Stacy Martin, and newcomer Tom Sweet. With an original score by Scott Walker, is primed for impressive North American debut.

The U.S. trailer shows the suspenseful and heart pounding thriller which depicts the eerie family dynamic where a conniving child dominates everyone that surrounds him, giving us a glimpse into a future tyranical leader. Take a look at the new trailer below.

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The Childhood of a Leader hits theaters July 22nd.

Synopsis:

A child’s angelic face conceals a budding sociopath in the audacious, senses-shattering feature debut from actor Brady Corbet. A powerhouse international cast led by Robert Pattinson and Bérénice Bejo (The Artist) headlines this dark domestic nightmare. Set amidst the turmoil of World War I and its aftermath, it follows the young son of an American diplomat living in France as he learns to manipulate the adults around him—a monstrous coming of age that ominously parallels the rising tide of Fascism in Europe. A stylistically fearless tour-de-force, The Childhood of a Leader reaches fever-pitch delirium thanks to ravishing cinematography and a thunderous score by legendary, boundary-pushing musician Scott Walker.

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