Up until this point, I think it’s fair to say that Octavia Spencer has been type-cast. She’s played subservient, servitude, maternal roles. And it’s always been clear that she has more to offer as an actress. But now, we’re going to see some of that talent on display. In a new movie called Ma.
Interestingly enough, the movie will be directed by the same person who did The Help, Tate Taylor. And the producer for Get Out, Jason Blum, is coming on board for this project.
According to Shadow And Act, Spencer will play the role of Sue Ann, a woman who’s described as “a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie, a new teenager in town, to buy some booze for her and her friends, and Sue Ann sees the chance to make some unsuspecting, if younger, friends of her own. She offers the kids the chance to avoid drinking and driving by hanging out in the basement of her home. But there are some house rules: One of the kids has to stay sober. Don’t curse. Never go upstairs. And call her Ma. But as Ma’s hospitality starts to curdle into obsession, what began as a teenage dream turns into a terrorizing nightmare, and Ma’s place goes from the best place in town to the worst place on earth.”
Today, the trailer for the film was released and it had some people shook. Check it out below.
See what people had to say about the film on the following pages.