The Prodigy (out Feb. 8) stars Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black) as a woman named Sarah, whose young son Miles (Jackson Robert Scott) exhibits disturbing behavior that signals an evil, possibly supernatural force has overtaken him. The film is directed by Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact, At the Devil’s Door) and written by Jeff Buhler, whose credits include 2008’s Bradley Cooper-starring The Midnight Meat Train and the upcoming remake of Pet Sematary.
“Four years ago, I was sent a script for this movie,” McCarthy told EW last year. “For the first half, I was thinking, ‘Wow, this is a really interesting, and creepy, and twisted variation on the evil kid subgenre.’ But then the script just went to this place that I couldn’t believe. That’s what made me go from, ‘Here’s a movie I think might be cool’ to, ‘Here’s a movie that’s gotta be made.’”
Exclusively watch Schilling and McCarthy talk about The Prodigy in a behind-the-scenes clip, above.