In Run, Sarah Paulson plays one of those overbearing helicopter moms who do more to suffocate than she to love. Hulu has released a brand-new teaser, which gives us a small sample of her character, Diane, who exhibiting all sorts of physiological problems onto her young daughter (played by Kiera Allen). See, Diane appears to be suffering from Munchausen syndrome, and her daughter starts to believe that its time to get out of that house when she starts to see signs that tell her to Run.
The film comes from Aneesh Chaganty, the director of the sleeper hit Searching. In that film, which took place entirely on a computer screen, John Cho played a very protective father searching for her missing daughter. Though it was a concept we’ve seen before, it was done in such a creative way that it kept the audience fully engaged. Now Chaganty is ready to flip the parental unit film on its head with this horror film of an overbearing mother taking overprotectiveness too far on her wheel-chairbound daughter (Allen)
Allen, who is actually wheelchair-bound in real life, plays Diane’s daughter.
It will be interesting to see how Changanty fares with something that is a little bit more traditional in the sense of storytelling. Not that I didn’t like Searching, it’s just a novelty concept that works if the right director is behind the camera.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
They say you can never escape a mother’s love… but for Chloe, that’s not a comfort — it’s a threat. There’s something unnatural, even sinister about the relationship between Chloe (newcomer Kiera Allen) and her mom, Diane (Sarah Paulson). Diane has raised her daughter in total isolation, controlling every move she’s made since birth, and there are secrets that Chloe’s only beginning to grasp. From the visionary writers, producers and director of the breakout film Searching, comes a suspense thriller that shows that when mom gets a little too close, you need to RUN.
Written by Chaganty & Sev Ohanian, Run debuts on Hulu on November 20, 2020. Lionsgate is handling international distribution.