Scion Pictures will be releasing INNOCENCE in select theaters on Friday, September 5. Based on the well-reviewed novel by Jane Mendelsohn (author of bestseller I Was Amelia Earhart), this YA/supernatural/thriller/horror/romance film stars young up-and-comers Sophie Curtis (Arbitrage, The English Teacher) and Graham Phillips (“The Good Wife,” Evan Almighty) with Kelly Reilly (“Black Box,” Calvary).

Haunted by the death and dreams of her beloved mother in a Montauk surfing accident, 16 year old Beckett and her father, novelist Miles Warner, move to Manhattan and attempt to piece together their shattered life. Now enrolled at the exclusive Hamilton preparatory school, her psychosis and hallucinations intensify with the dubious suicides of current and past students as does her first love for Tobey Crawford. The discovery that her new school may be run by a coven of beautiful and seductive women who perpetuate their youth by drinking the blood of virgins becomes the ultimate challenge of Beckett and Tobey’s young lives.

INNOCENCE is a chilling allegory of the precarious state of an American teenager, explores themes of loss, the human condition and a society torn between purity and narcissism.

Directed by:                                     Hilary Brougher

Screenplay by:                                Hilary Brougher and Tristine Skyler

Based on the Novel by:                 Jane Mendelsohn

Produced by:                                   Jane Mendelsohn, Christine Vachon, Pam Koffler

Executive produced by:                Ron Curtis, Kevin Turen, Nicholas Jarecki, Michael Heller, Mo Al Turki and Brian Young

Starring:                                            Kelly Reilly, Sophie Curtis, Graham Phillips and Linus Roche

Running Time:                                96 minutes

Rated:                                                Rated PG-13 for some violence and bloody images, thematic material, sexuality and drug content – all involving teens.

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