Two days before "The Box" opens wide in U.S. theaters, Warner Bros. Pictures gave it a red carpet treatment. The studio threw a New York premiere for the horror movie on Wednesday, November 4, making use of the Big Apple's AMC Lincoln Square as the venue for the special screening event.
Both of the leading stars, Cameron Diaz and James Marsden, were present during the premiere. The actors who play on-screen couple Norma and Arthur Lewis in the movie made time to pose together as well as with director/producer/writer Richard Kelly for the line of press at the red carpet.
While Frank Langella, who takes on the role of mysterious Arlington Steward, was nowhere to be seen, some other cast members were spotted attending. Among those present on the special evening were Celia Weston, Holmes Osborne, James Rebhorn and John Magaro. Meanwhile, the celebrity guests included "In the Loop" actor David Rasche and MTV's TRL former host Quddus.
"The Box" centers on Norma and Arthur Lewis, an ordinary suburban couple with financial problems. When a box mysteriously appears in their doorstep, the couple is presented with life-altering proposition of getting $1 million only with a press of a button that will kill another human being somewhere in the world. Having only 24 hours to decide, they find themselves in the crosshairs of a startling moral dilemma.
This movie is based on the 1970 short story "Button, Button" by author Richard Matheson. Most of the filming took place in the Boston, Massachusetts area, with scenes shot in downtown Boston in addition to other localities. "The Box" will come out this Friday, November 6 in cinemas across the country.