Charlize Theron Thriller ‘Dark Places’ Debuts on DirecTV 7 Weeks Ahead of Theaters (Video)

Based on the novel by “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn, the film also stars Nicholas Hoult and Chloe Moretz

Last Updated: June 18, 2015 @ 4:17 PM

Charlize Theron‘s new movie “Dark Places” has debuted on DirecTV nearly two months ahead of its theatrical release, the satellite TV provider announced Thursday.

Based on the best-selling novel by “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn, the psychological thriller also stars Nicholas Hoult, Corey Stoll, Christina Hendricks, Chloë Grace Moretz and Tye Sheridan.

DirecTV customers can watch “Dark Places” on DirecTV Cinema now through Aug. 6, one day prior to its theatrical release on Aug. 7.

Theron stars as Libby Day, who was only seven years old when her mother and two sisters were brutally murdered in their rural Kansas farmhouse. In court, the traumatized child pointed the finger at her brother, Ben (Sheridan), and her testimony put the troubled 16-year-old in prison for life.

Twenty-five years later, a broke and desperate Libby has run through donations from a sympathetic public and royalties from her sensational autobiography, without ever moving past the events of that night.

“DirecTV is pleased to deliver Gilles Paquet-Brenner’s intricate adaption of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel exclusively to our customers — almost two months before it hits theaters. ‘Dark Places’ unravels with twists and turns at every corner, making this psychological thriller one of summer’s must-see movies,” said Hanny Patel, senior director of marketing for DirecTV.

Here’s the new trailer for the film: