Naomi Watts, 53, looks unrecognisable as a terrifying mummy in the Prime Video horror remake of the 2014 Austrian film, Goodnight Mummy.
The plot features young twin actors Cameron and Nicholas Crovetti, who become increasingly convinced their mother is an imposter after noticing her disturbing behaviour when she returns home following facial reconstructive surgery.
The original Goodnight Mommy film made its world premiere at the 2014 Venice Film Festival, where it was critically acclaimed for its suspenseful and sinister plot.
The film was later selected as Austria’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film a the 88th Academy Awards.
The remake is directed by Matt Sobel and is based on a screenplay written by Kyle Warren. The film will be available for streaming September 16, exclusively on Prime Video.
Peter Hermann also stars in the film, which director Sobel tried to make more psychological than horror despite the original being less than a decade old.
‘I saw an opportunity to preserve this unique mixture while injecting a completely new set of themes we wanted to explore,’ Sobel told People.
‘If I had to point to a key difference between the films, I’d say the original is more interested in tone and aesthetic, while our reimagining favos character and psychology.’
Naomi is a mother-of-two and shares Sasha and 13-year-old Kai with her ex Liev Schreiber.