Photo left: CAMERON DIAZ stars as Norma Lewis in the thriller "The Box," distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by Dale Robinette
Release Date: November 6, 2009
Cast: Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella. Thriller. Norma and Arthur Lewis are a suburban couple with a young child who receive an anonymous gift bearing fatal and irrevocable consequences.
A simple wooden box, it promises to deliver its owner $1 million with the press of a button. However, pressing this button will simultaneously cause the death of another human being somewhere in the world...someone they don't know.
With just 24 hours to have the box in their possession, Norma and Arthur find themselves in the crosshairs of a startling moral dilemma and face the true nature of their humanity. Warner Bros. Pictures/Radar Pictures.
"The Box" Movie Summary
What if someone gave you a box containing a button that, if pushed, would bring you a million dollars...but simultaneously take the life of someone you don't know? Would you do it? And what would be the consequences?
The year is 1976. Norma Lewis (CAMERON DIAZ) is a teacher at a private high school and her husband, Arthur (JAMES MARSDEN), is an engineer working at NASA. They are, by all accounts, an average couple living a normal life in the suburbs with their young son...until a mysterious man with a horribly disfigured face appears on their doorstep (FRANK LANGELLA) and presents them with a life-altering proposition: the box.
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Steven Poster ("Stuart Little 2"), production designer Alexander Hammond ("Flightplan"), editor Sam Bauer ("Donnie Darko") and costume designer April Ferry ("Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines"). Original music is provided by Win Butler, Regine Chassagne and Owen Pallett.
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