The past is not done with you.

As William Faulkner once said, “The past is never dead. It isn’t even past.”

Joel Edgerton’s new film, The Gift, starring Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall, is about just that. A high school acquaintance of Simon (Bateman’s character) reenters his life just when things are going well, to remind Simon of his past transgressions.

Lionsgate is distributing The Gift in the UK, where it comes to theaters on August 7th. In the US, the release date is July 31st, and the distributor is STX.

Take a look at the new trailer, below.

The synopsis:

Can you really go through life having never wronged anyone? Even if you are unaware of how, or when, and even who you may have wronged….chances are there is someone out there who won’t ever forget it…or you.

Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon’s high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn’t recognize Gordo (Joel Edgerton) at first, but after a seemingly coincidental series of encounters proves troubling, a horrifying secret from their past is uncovered after nearly 20 years. As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, she starts to question: how well do we really know the people closest to us, and are past bygones ever really bygones?

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