From Mary Harron – the director of the amazing American Psycho – we get a look at one of the most notorious crimes of the 20th century. Charlie Says will show us the Manson story in a way we have yet to experience.
The films synopsis really does a great job of explaining what we are in for:
“Years after the shocking murders that made the name Charles Manson synonymous with pure evil, the three women who killed for him—Leslie Van Houten (Hannah Murray), Patricia Krenwinkel (Sosie Bacon), and Susan Atkins (Marianne Rendón)—remain under the spell of the infamous cult leader (Matt Smith). Confined to an isolated cellblock in a California penitentiary, the trio seem destined to live out the rest of their lives under the delusion that their crimes were part of a cosmic plan—until empathetic graduate student Karlene Faith (Merritt Wever) is enlisted to rehabilitate them. Convinced the prisoners are not the inhuman monsters the world believes them to be, Karlene begins the arduous process of breaking down the psychological barriers erected by Manson. But are the women ready to confront the horror of what they did? Boundary pushing auteur Mary Harron (American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol) presents a provocative new perspective on one of the most notorious crimes of the 20th century.”
Yeah, that’s Dr. Who’s Matt Smith as Manson. The film also stars Suki Waterhouse, Hannah Murray, Sosie Bacon, Marianne Rendón, and Chace Crawford.
Charlie Says will get a theatrical roll out on May 10th – May 17th it hits VOD. Plan on checking it out.