After winning an Oscar for playing the Queen of England in “The Favourite,” the very British Olivia Colman proves she can be just as good with a heartland American accent in the new film “Them That Follow.”
She leads the cast of the thriller that premiered at Sundance and is set deep in the heart of Appalachia about a group of worshippers who handle deadly snakes as a way of becoming cleansed before God. But as the pastor’s daughter prepares for her wedding day under Colman’s watchful eye, a dangerous secret is unearthed, and the daughter is forced to confront the deadly tradition of her father’s church.
“When the devil creeps in, you need someone to see the truth even when you don’t,” Colman, who is really from Norwich, England, says in the trailer.
“Them That Follow” stars Colman alongside Walton Goggins, Alice Englert, Kaitlyn Dever, Jim Gaffigan, Thomas Mann and Lewis Pullman. The film from directors Britt Poulton and Dan Madison Savage was a nominee for the Dramatic Prize at Sundance this past year and was then scooped up by 1091.
“Them That Follow” opens Aug. 2 in theaters. The chilling first trailer for the film might make you queasy if you’re afraid of snakes, but you can watch it above.
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