‘The Front Room’ Trailer: Brandy Faces Off Against a Deranged Mother-in-Law in A24 and Sam Eggers’ Horror Film

A24 has released the trailer for Sam and Max Eggers’ directorial debut “The Front Room,” based on the short story of the same name by Susan Hill.

According to an official logline, the film “tells the story of a young, newly pregnant couple who is forced to take in an ailing estranged stepmother.” Cast members include Brandy Norwood, Kathryn Hunter, Neal Huff and Andrew Burnap.

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Upon her casting in “The Front Room,” Norwood took to Instagram and wrote to her followers “[I] can’t wait for ya’ll to see this. God you’re Awesome!!!! I trust you with my entire life. Thank you for this amazing opportunity to work with this unbelievable cast, crew, and the studio everyone wants to work with and of course my Eggers fam.”

Sam and Max Eggers have both previously worked with their older brother Robert Eggers on a number of his films. Max was a co-writer with Robert on “The Lighthouse” while Sam was a production assistant on “The Witch.” The pair also served as production assistants on Robert Eggers’ short film adaptation of “The Tell-Tale Heart.”

Robert Eggers’ much-anticipated “Nosferatu” is currently in post-production and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bill Skarsgård, Nicholas Hoult, Willem Dafoe and Lily-Rose Depp. While global audiences have yet to see a trailer, a sneak peek of the film debuted at this year’s CinemaCon. According to Variety executive editor Brent Lang, “The movie evokes the best of classic horror — it’s moody, unsettling and also eerily beautiful.”

The Eggers brothers serve as co-directors and co-writers with Hill. Producers include Babak Anvari, David Hinojosa, Julia Oh, Lucan Toh and Bryan Sonderman. Erika Hampson executive produces.

Watch the trailer for “The Front Room” below.

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