1h 55min | Suspense | Release Date: 20.11.2009
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 norma life in the suburbs with their young son... until a mysterious man with a horribly disfigured face appears on their doorstep and presents Norma with a life-altering proposition: the box. With only 24 hours to make their choise, Norma and Arthur face an impossible moral dilemma. What they don´t realize is that no matter what they decide, terrifying consequences will have already been set in motion. They soon discover that the ramifications of this decision are beyond their control and extend far beyond their own fortune and fate.
The BOX was directed by RICHARD KELLY („Donnie Darko“), from his own screenplay based on the short story „Button, Button“ by RICHARD MATHESON.
Heading the film´s cast as Norma and Arthur Lewis are CAMERON DIAZ („The Holiday“) and JAMES MARSDEN („27 Dresses“, „Enchanted“). Oscar nominee Frank Langella („Frost/Nixon“) also stars as the mysterious stranger Arlington Steward.