Directed by Richard Kelly–perhaps most famous for his directorial efforts with Donnie Darko–The Box offers a cinematic interpretation of Richard Matheson’s short story, “Button, Button.” Hollywood hotties Cameron Diaz and James Marsden play a financially-distressed couple living in Richmond, VA. Their prayers appear to be answered when a button-in-a-box appears on their doorstep, along with the message that one simple push will yield one million dollars. The catch: someone dies at the expense of hitting the jackpot.
Check out the trailer below for taste of the suspense:
Film production for The Box took place all over the Greater Boston area, showcasing some of the best that the Bay State has to offer. Keep an eye out for the recognizable venues onscreen: Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in Ipswich, Hough’s Neck in Quincy, Osgood Landing in North Andover, and the Boston Public Library.
And when you leave the theater, be on the lookout for Diaz. With The Box under her belt and Knight and Day in the works, the actress appears to be getting very comfortable in Hollywood East.
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