Warm Bodies star Nicholas Hoult seems to be doing very well for himself as a young actor! The guy keeps landing himself good roles. He's the most recent actor to join Chloe Moretz and Charlize Theron in the psycho thriller Dark Places.
The movie is being directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah's Key) from a script that he wrote based on the book by Gillian Flynn. The story centers on a woman who, at the age of 7, survived the massacre of her family and testified against her brother as the murderer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club, a secret-society obsessed with solving notorious crimes, bring her to question and confront her for the truth of what took place that day. Hoult will play a character named Lyle, who is the treasurer of the Kill Club.
Hoult also starred in Jack the Giant Slayer and X-Men: First Class. He's proving himself to be a solid actor. He was great in Warm Bodies. Here's a full description of the story:
I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ.
Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.” As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived–and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who’ve long forgotten her.
The Kill Club is a macabre secret society obsessed with notorious crimes. When they locate Libby and pump her for details–proof they hope may free Ben–Libby hatches a plan to profit off her tragic history. For a fee, she’ll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club… and maybe she’ll admit her testimony wasn’t so solid after all.
As Libby’s search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the narrative flashes back to January 2, 1985. The events of that day are relayed through the eyes of Libby’s doomed family members–including Ben, a loner whose rage over his shiftless father and their failing farm have driven him into a disturbing friendship with the new girl in town. Piece by piece, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started–on the run from a killer.