The aquatic horror Monstrous, starring Yellowjackets actor Christina Ricci, will debut in March at Glasgow Film Festival. 

This years’ Glasgow Film Festival will run from 2nd March to 13th March, and it’s been revealed by Variety that Christina Ricci’s latest film will make its debut there. Monstrous, an aquatic horror, follows a domestic abuse victim (played by Ricci) who flees with her seven year old son. They aren’t out of the wood yet, though, as they encounter a terrifying monster living nearby.

The film is directed by Chris Sivertson (who also worked on All Cheerleaders Die), and written by Carol Chrest, screenwriter of Dennis Hopper-led The Prophet’s Game. Starring alongside Ricci is Santino Barnard, who plays her character’s son. The young actor recently appeared in festive film 8-Bit Christmas. 

Other films premiering at the festival include Wake Up Punk, directed by Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren’s son Joe Corré. Karen Knox’s directorial debut Adult Adoption and Pictures of Iraq, which is about war photographer David Pratt, will also have their world premieres at the festival. The lineup includes ten world premieres, but a huge number of the films, 65 in fact, will be screening in the UK for the first time.

The Outfit, starring Mark Rylance as a tailor who must outwit a group of mobsters to survive, will open the festival. Closing it is family drama Murina, which is executive produced by Martin Scorsese and directed by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic.

In a massive step forward for diversity, 40% of the films at the festival are made by women, as well as 6 out of the 7 Audience Award films.

Monstrous will have its world premiere at Glasgow Film Festival, which is running from 2nd to 13th March.

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