Better hide those wire hangers. American Horror Storyâ€™s Sarah Paulson joins Kiera Allen in the horrific first trailer for Run, about a young woman finding herself at the mercy of an overprotective mother whoâ€™s hiding some deadly secrets of her own.
Directed by Aneesh Chaganty (Searching), Run stars Allen as Chloe, a young woman who uses a wheelchair and is taken care of by her mother, Diane (Paulson). Itâ€™s clear that Dianeâ€™s relationship with Chloe is fraught, as she tries to prevent her daughter from living her own lifeâ€”essentially keeping her as a prisoner in her own home. Once Chloe starts exploring the truth about Diane, she learns her supposed â€œmotherâ€ is not quite what she seems. The only choice is to escape, by any means necessary.
In an interview with EW about this.
â€œI believe this will be the first studio movie ever starring a wheelchair user, and just to be part of a historical moment like that is really, really exciting. But the more exciting thing for me was just the character and the story, and to be able to play a part that was really about the character and not about the disability. And it was written so richly, and with such specificity and detail, which really gave me a lot to play with. But I never felt like he was casting just to be inclusive, I really felt like it was a collaboration,â€ she said.
That said, the fact that itâ€™s taken over a century for a studio film to feature a wheelchair user in a starring roleâ€”especially given how many films have put non-disabled actors in those partsâ€”is pretty messed up.
Run comes out in the U.S. on May 8, which coincides with Motherâ€™s Day weekend. There is no Australian release date set.