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The Reaping
Release Date: April 5, 2007
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Stephen Hopkins
Carey W. Hayes, Chad Hayes
Starring: Hilary Swank, David Morrissey, Idris Elba, AnnaSophia Robb, Stephen Rea
Genre: Supernatural Thriller
MPAA Rating: R (for violence, disturbing images and some sexuality)
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In "The Reaping," Hilary Swank plays a former Christian missionary who lost her faith after her family was tragically killed, and has since become a world renowned expert in disproving religious phenomena. But when she investigates a small Louisiana town that is suffering from what appear to be the Biblical plagues, she realizes that science cannot explain what is happening and she must regain her faith to combat the dark forces threatening the community. More here
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Katherine Winter (Hilary Swank) doesn’t believe in miracles – she believes in facts. A former minister, Katherine turned her back on the cloth after losing her young daughter and husband while doing missionary work in the Sudan, and now seeks answers through scientific investigation rather than prayer...

Producer Joel Silver, the man behind such blockbusters as “The Matrix,” “Die Hard” and “Lethal Weapon” series, sees “The Reaping” as more complex and layered than your average supernatural thriller...

The character of Katherine Winter is based on real-life skeptics and scientists that take on unnatural occurrences and miracles. “All over the world, people are drawn to the idea of miracles,” Silver comments...

To find the ideal setting for the story, the filmmakers turned their sights on Louisiana. “Louisiana is an extraordinary place with such beautiful architecture,” Hopkins says, “and it still has a bit of mystery to it...

In the center of the production’s base in St. Francisville, acclaimed production designer Graham “Grace” Walker supervised the installation of a gas station, mortuary and barber shop..

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Exclusive Interview with Idris Elba from "The Reaping"
About - News & Issues, NY 
- Apr 04, 2007
The Reaping's Idris Elba (The Wire, Daddy's Little Girls) joined Hilary Swank, director Stephen Hopkins and producer Joel Silver in San Francisco for the ...

Hilary Swank was spooked on the set of horror movie 'The Reaping'. (Pressemitteilung), Austria
Apr 04, 2007
... phenomena and is sent to investigate a small town thought to be suffering from ten biblical plagues. 'The Reaping' is due for release later this month.

Joel Silver Talks The Reaping
Apr 04, 2007
His latest film is The Reaping, starring Hilary Swank, Idris Elba and AnnaSophia Robb; Hilary and Idris travel to a small town in Louisiana to investigate ...

'The Reaping' stars talk about new movie
The University of Alabama Crimson White, AL
Apr 04, 2007
They are the stars of "The Reaping," the latest product of famed producer Joel Silver's Dark Castle Entertainment. The film, which begins playing at the ...

The Hilary at 'The Reaping' premiere is a lot more Swank-y than ...
Los Angeles Daily News, CA
Apr 04, 2007
A UCLA student in Diddy Riese Cookies across from the Mann Village Theater in Westwood perked up when the "River of Blood" cut from "The Reaping" soundtrack ...

I See It Before You See It: The Reaping
E! Online 
Apr 04, 2007
Buzz on The Reaping is not exactly hot. Journalizers are not all that fond of the Hilary Swank movie. Never mind that recent box office hits like Wild Hogs ...

Getting buggy on the film set
Apr 04, 2007
But the 35-year-old, London-born actor says while filming a few scenes for the new supernatural thriller movie “The Reaping,” he almost “lost it.” ...

Idris Elba Interview, The Reaping
MoviesOnline, Canada
Apr 01, 2007
MoviesOnline sat down with Idris Elba to discuss his new movie, "The Reaping,” a supernatural thriller directed by Stephen Hopkins which explores a series ...

New movie and new baby keeping local actor busy
Winston-Salem Journal
(subscription), NC -
Apr 04, 2007
That movie, by the way, is The Reaping, a thriller starring Hilary Swank as a former missionary who debunks religious phenomena. ...

Hilary Swank Interview, The Reaping
MoviesOnline, Canada
 - Mar 30, 2007
Swank read the screenplay for "The Reaping” just prior to winning the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in the film "Million Dollar Baby. ...

The Reaping
Hollywood Reporter, CA
 - March 30, 2007
If you were to put together a horror film by committee, it would look a lot like "The Reaping." Someone would suggest borrowing from "The Omen," which would ...

The Reaping
 - March 30, 2007
Few recent studio horror pictures have courted (or, depending on one's perspective, pandered to) a Christian audience as blatantly as "The Reaping. ...

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