IFC has released a new trailer for Charlie Says, which takes a look at the true story of what happened to Leslie Van Houten, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Susan Atkins after going to prison for the grisly murders they perpetrated at the behest of their leader, Charles Manson. The film is directed by Mary Harron (American Psycho), and stars Matt Smith, Hannah Murray, Sosie Bacon, Marianne Rendón, Chace Crawford, Suki Waterhouse, Kayli Carter, and Annabeth Gish.
Charlie Says opens in theaters May 10th.
Years after the shocking murders that made the name Charles Manson synonymous with pure evil, the three women who killed for him—Leslie Van Houten (Hannah Murray), Patricia Krenwinkel (Sosie Bacon), and Susan Atkins (Marianne Rendón)—remain under the spell of the infamous cult leader (Matt Smith). Confined to an isolated cellblock in a California penitentiary, the trio seem destined to live out the rest of their lives under the delusion that their crimes were part of a cosmic plan—until empathetic graduate student Karlene Faith (Merritt Wever) is enlisted to rehabilitate them. Convinced the prisoners are not the inhuman monsters the world believes them to be, Karlene begins the arduous process of breaking down the psychological barriers erected by Manson. But are the women ready to confront the horror of what they did? Boundary pushing auteur Mary Harron (AMERICAN PSYCHO, I SHOT ANDY WARHOL) presents a provocative new perspective on one of the most notorious crimes of the 20th century.