Cillian Murphy in psychological thriller Peacock


Psychological thriller, Peacock, follows the story of John Skillpa (Cillian Murphy; TVs Peaky Blinders), a quiet bank clerk living in a small town in Nebraska, who appears to have a perfectly ordinary life. However, John has a secret which is threatening to be discovered.

Suffering from multiple personality disorder, John disguises one half of his personality under the character of “Emma”, a woman who cooks and cleans for him every morning.

One day, a freight train derails and crashes into his back garden, unleashing a whirlwind of events as John’s alter ego is discovered and he must invent a story involving a secret marriage in order to maintain his secret. Young, single mother, Maggie (Ellen Page; Juno), holds the key to John’s past, and sparks a battle between the two personalities as Emma begins to take over John’s life completely.

Also starring Susan Sarandon (Thelma & Louise), Josh Lucas (American Psycho), Bill Pullman (Independence Day) and Keith Carradine (Cowboys & Aliens), Peacock is co-edited by Sally Menke (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill v1 & v2, Inglorious Basterds).

Lionsgate UK releases Peacock on download to own on 6th January 2014 and on DVD and download to rent on 20th January 2014 and check out the trailer below:


Alex Humphrey

Alex studied film at the University of Kent and went on to work for Universal Pictures in their Post Room gaining an inside look at the movie industry from the very bottom. Constantly writing reviews in everything from local magazines to Hip Hop sites Alex honed his critical skills even spending a brief period as a restaurant critic. Read more

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