In the psychological thriller SHUT IN, Naomi Watts plays a child psychologist who is still grieving the car accident that killed her husband and paralyzed her step-son (Stranger Things' Charlie Heaton). Living with the latter in an isolated New England house, Watts' character begins to experience unsettling phenomena that may or may not have something to do with a former patient (ROOM's Jacob Tremblay) who has gone missing. Watts is no stranger to the thriller genre, having appeared in films like The Ring, Mulholland Drive, King Kong and many others.
“I’ve been a huge fan of Naomi Watts for a long, long time. Ever since Mulholland Drive, really,” says director Blackburn of the actress’s breakthrough role as a tormented ingénue in David Lynch’s acclaimed drama. “When I read the script, she popped into my head straightaway. She has the ability to switch from calm, normal and curious to fearful then to terrify in just seconds. I am a great fan and follower of her work.”