Joey King plays a high schooler seduced by dark powers
In the new horror movie Wish Upon (out July 14), Joey King plays a high schooler named Clare Shannon who is bullied in high school, embarrassed by her hoarder father (Ryan Phillippe), and ignored by her longtime crush. All that changes when her father comes home with an old music box whose inscription promises to grant its owner seven wishes. While Clare is initially skeptical of this magic box, she can’t help but be seduced by its dark powers and is thrilled as her life radically improves with each wish. Clare finally has the life she’s always wanted and everything seems perfect — until the people closest to her begin dying in violent and elaborate ways after each wish.
Wish Upon is directed by John R. Leonetti (Annabelle) and produced by Sherryl Clark (Cloverfield). The film costars Ki Hong Lee, Mitchell Slaggert, Shannon Purser, Sydney Park, Alice Lee, Kevin Hanchard, and Sherilyn Fenn.
See the film’s teaser poster and exclusively watch the trailer for Wish Upon, above.