A brand new possession horror movie called The Reading is on the way, and we now have our first look at the BET+ original with the release on an official trailer – which you can check out below.
From writer and director Courtney Glaudé, the film follows the recently widowed, Emma Leeden, who details the loss of her family in her new book “Invasion.” To generate press, Emma agrees to a staged reading by 19-year-old Sky Brown in Emma’s now fortified home. There’s only one problem, Sky’s spiritual connection is real, and evil emerges in a house they can’t get out of.
The cast for The Reading includes Mo’Nique Hicks, Chastity Sereal, Denisha Hardeman, Ian Haywood, Charlene Brown, Lisa Alavi, and Sara Alavi.
Glaudé, a multiple award-winning short director and producer, makes his feature film debut in the supernatural thriller and has spoken more about the release, saying:
“The Reading is a rollercoaster of a project that I am thrilled to see come to life. I am a fan of the surgical performance by Mo’Nique and the love and commitment from the entire cast during the pandemic. I appreciate the dedication to bringing this, as I was told, “sick” vision of mine to the screen; and of course, Lee Daniels for being crazy enough to Executive Produce the project and believing in me. I can’t wait for the audience to think they know but have no idea what’s going to happen. I promise you… it’s crazy.”
The Reading releases exclusively on Bet+ on February 2nd.