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Charles Manson thriller Charlie Says is directed by Canadian filmmaker Mary Harron most notable as the director of the Bret Easton Ellis adpat American Psycho and supernatural coming of ager The Moth Diaries most recently.

The screenplay is written by Guinevere Turner; inspired by the book written by Karlene Faith & Ed Sanders.

Years after the shocking murders that made the name Charles Manson synonymous with pure evil, three women who killed for him—Leslie Van Houten (Hannah Murray), Patricia Krenwinkel (Sosie Bacon), and Susan Atkins (Marianne Rendón)—remain under the spell of the infamous cult leader (Matt Smith).

Confined to an isolated cellblock in a California penitentiary, the trio seem destined to live out the rest of their lives under the delusion that their crimes were part of a cosmic plan—until empathetic graduate student Karlene Faith (Merritt Wever) is enlisted to rehabilitate them.

Convinced the prisoners are not the inhuman monsters the world believes them to be, Karlene begins the arduous process of breaking down the psychological barriers erected by Manson. But are the women ready to confront the horror of what they did?

Charlie Says premiered at the Venice Film Festival last year.

IFC Films will release Harron's Charlie Says in select theaters starting May 10th then it hits VOD on May 17th.

Check out the trailer:

Recommended Release: The Moth Diaries

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