From New Line Cinema and Producer James Wan comes The Curse of La Llorona, ushering in the iconic Latin American legend to terrifying life in an original horror film, marking the feature directorial debut of Michael Chaves, the innovative filmmaker behind the award-winning short The Maiden.
Set in 1973 Los Angeles, the film tells the story of Anna Tate-Garcia (Linda Cardellini), a social worker and widowed single mom struggling to balance the two roles while still coping with the loss of her husband with support from her late husband’s partner Cooper (Sean Patrick Thomas) who fills the void at home without their father.
As a skeptic serving a city of believers, Anna has navigated a multitude of phantoms and superstitions in her job, usually finding personal demons lurking beneath. So when she’s called to the home of Patricia Alvarez (Patricia Velasquez) and finds her two young sons locked in a closet, she interprets their terrified mother’s desperate efforts to keep them locked away as a dangerous sign of abuse.
Though Anna is determined to get Patricia the help she needs, her first concern is the safety of the children. But, because she is unaware of the very real danger they face, Anna has no idea what she’s about to unleash – or the devastation it will cause – when she places a psychiatric hold on their mother and takes the kids into protective custody.
When darkness descends and her kids hear the weeping woman’s ominous cries, Anna is forced to confront the reality of Patricia’s claims: this legendary spirit is hunting children in modern day Los Angeles…and her own small kids are her prey.
From Save the Last Dance to Cruel Intentions to Barbershop: The Next Cut, actor Sean Patrick Thomas has made a career playing richly diverse roles. Once again, its time to scare us once again. The Koalition spoke to Thomas about his role in the upcoming horror, The Curse of La Llorona.
Check out our interview below.