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Christopher Abbott as Reed
Acclaimed stage, screen and television actor Christopher Abbott is now set to star opposite George Clooney in the Hulu/Paramount TV/Anonymous Content limited series “Catch-22,” based on the acclaimed 1961 Joseph Heller novel set during World War II. In October this year, he'll be seen starring opposite Ryan Gosling in Academy Award-winning director Damien Chazelle's Neil Armstrong biopic FIRST MAN for Universal Pictures. In 2015, Abbott was named by Variety as one of the 10 Actors to Watch following his portrayal of the title role in Josh Mond’s award-winning film, JAMES WHITE, which was released by The Film Arcade. His performance garnered him Best Actor nominations from both the Independent Spirit and Gotham Awards. Read More
Mia Wasikowska as Jackie
In a short amount of time, Mia Wasikowska has established herself as a rising star of the big screen. A trained ballerina turned actress, Wasikowska has been challenging herself as a performer since the age of nine. Read More
Nicolas Pesce as director
Nicolas Pesce's directorial debut feature film, THE EYES OF MY MOTHER, premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in the NEXT section. One of the most critically acclaimed horror films of 2016, THE EYES OF MY MOTHER was released theatrically in the U.S. by Magnolia Pictures. Read More
Christopher Abbott and Mia Wasikowska are perfectly paired as the equally sadistic paramours.
Piercing is in many ways the perfect midpoint: a psycho-sexual horror, but with Japanese roots.
Part horror-thriller and part psychological exploration, Piercing (based on the novel by Ryū Murakami) is a twisted story about a man (Christopher Abbott) who seeks out a female stranger to help him live out his dark fantasies.
Piercing was submitted to the following film festivals: