Hilary Duff is making her acting comeback in a totally new direction from her previous work. Known best for her roles on Disney Channel and 2004’s A Cinderella Story, she is now taking a dive into the psychological horror genre. Duff’s upcoming film, The Haunting of Sharon Tate, in which she plays the lead role, is based on the true story of Tate’s brutal murder by the Manson Family.
At the time, she was married to director Roman Polanski and was eight months pregnant with his child. Tate was an actress known for her role in Valley of the Dolls and had been on her way to a successful career when her life was cut short. The film, which is entirely from her point of view, is inspired by an interview that she did a year before her death when she said she had dreams about being haunted and predicting her death at the hands of a satanic cult.
Her story has all the ingredients for a wild horror story so that’s exactly what the film makes under the direction of Daniel Farrands who penned the script. Check out the trailer below to see how Tate’s story is translated on-screen with Duff’s return to the film world.
See The Haunting of Sharon Tate in theaters and on demand on April 5.