People don't always change for the better. While reuniting with old friends, Will notices that his ex-wife isn't the same woman he once knew. She left him three years ago after their son's tragic death and now has a new husband and a new life, one that Will suspects has sinister undertones. His suspicions might be proven correct in The Invitation, an upcoming film from Karyn Kusama that's teased in newly released photos.
Currently in post-production at XYZ Films, The Invitation is the first feature film from Karyn Kusama since 2009's Jennifer's Body. Kusama will also direct a segment for XX, an upcoming horror anthology from all-female directors.
Written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, The Invitation stars Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, Emayatzy Corinealdi, John Carroll Lynch, and Michiel Huisman. Below, we have the first photos from the film and its official synopsis (via Twitch):
"Will and Eden were once a loving couple with a beautiful child. After a tragedy took their son from them, Eden disappeared suddenly, leaving her grieving husband behind. Three years later, out of the blue, she has returned with a new husband... and as a different person, profoundly and eerily changed.
On a dark night in the Hollywood Hills, Will returns to the house in which they lived for a reunion with Eden, his new girlfriend, Kira, and the group of friends that fell apart in the wake of the tragedy. Over the course of the evening, Will is gripped by mounting evidence that something very insidious has taken hold of his ex-wife, and that the new people in her life have a mysterious and horrifying agenda. But can we trust Will's hold on reality? Or will he be the unwitting catalyst of the doom he senses?
By the end of the night, the ramifications of what happens in this house will spread far beyond its doors.
The Invitation is a pressure-cooker adult thriller that explodes into a truly shocking climax, steeped in the dark mythology of Southern California. It's about the way grief can form or deform us, the horror of not knowing what's inside the people you once loved, and about systems of belief and the terrifying promises they can make."