Charlize Theron is looking for a killer who has plagued her for most of her life in the newly released trailer and poster for her mystery thriller, ‘Dark Places,’ which debuted on Yahoo! The film’s drama’s distributor, A24, unveiled the assets for the film. The story is based on ‘Gone Girl‘ author Gillian Flynn’s worldwide best-selling novel, which has been on the NY Times best-seller list for over two years.

‘Dark Places’ will be exclusively available on DirecTV until July 17, until it’s released in theaters and On Demand on August 7. The thriller was written and directed by ‘Sarah’s Key’ scribe and helmer, Gilles Paquet-Brenner. Besides Theron, the drama also stars Nicholas Hoult, Corey Stoll, Christina Hendricks, Chloë Grace Moretz and Tye Sheridan.

A24 has released the following synopsis for ‘Dark Places’:

Libby Day (Charlize Theron) 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 (Tye 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.

When Libby accepts a fee to appear at a gathering of true-crime aficionados led by Lyle Wirth (Nicholas Hoult), she is shocked to learn most of them believe Ben is innocent and the real killer is still at large. In need of money, she reluctantly agrees to help them reexamine the crime by revisiting the worst moments of her life. But as Libby and Lyle dig deeper into the circumstances surrounding the murders, her recollections start to unravel and she is forced to question exactly what she saw – or didn’t see. As long-buried memories resurface, Libby begins to confront the wrenching truths that led up to that horrific night.

Watch the trailer, and check out the poster for, ‘Dark Places’ below.

Charlize Theron Returns to Dark Places in New Trailer and Poster

Written by: Karen Benardello

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By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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