BLESS THE CHILD
Maggie O’Connor is a nurse at a busy New York hospital. Suddenly her heroin-addicted kid sister, Jenna, shows up on her doorstep and saddles her with an autistic newborn child named Cody. The baby quickly touches Maggie’s heart and becomes the daughter she has always longed for. But six years later Jenna suddenly re-enters her life and, with her mysterious new husband, Eric Stark, abducts Cody. FBI agent John Travis, an expert in ritual homicide and occult-related crime, takes up her cause when he realises that Cody shares the same birth date as several other recently missing children. The little girl, it soon becomes clear, is more than simply “special”. She manifests extraordinary powers that the forces of evil have waited centuries to control. Director Chuck Russell (The Mask, Eraser) has assembled an all-star cast for this supernatural clash between good and evil. Kim Basinger (9 1/2 Weeks, Batman, L.A. Confidential) has to face the forces of darkness as Maggie. She gets help from agent Travis, a part by Jimmy Smits (Old Gringo, Million Dollar Hotel, Tv’s NYPD Blue). Rufus Sewell (Dark City, Carrington) is the enigmatic Eric Stark and Angela Bettis (Girl Interrupted) plays Maggie’s sister Jenna. Further starring Ian Holm (The 5th Element, The Sweet Hereafter) as a wise old priest and sexy Christina Ricci (The Opposite of Sex, Sleepy Hollow) as a runaway cult-member.