Directed by Phillip Noyce, “The Desperate Hour” (original title Lakewood) is a tense thriller starring Naomi Watts who is in a race against time to save her child after police place her hometown on lockdown due to an active shooter incident.
The film was earlier premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and has so far received positive reviews from critics. The film releases in cinemas and on-demand on February 25.
Unfolding in real-time, THE DESPERATE HOUR is a “riveting and pulse-pounding” thriller from award-winning director Phillip Noyce. Recently widowed mother Amy Carr (Academy Award®-nominee Naomi Watts) is doing her best to restore normalcy to the lives of her young daughter and teenage son in their small town. As she’s on a jog in the woods, she finds her town thrown into chaos as a shooting incident takes place at her son’s school. Miles away, on foot in the dense forest, Amy desperately races against time to save her son.