In anticipation of Netflix’s drama The Devil All the Time, the streamer has released a haunting new poster featuring all the movie’s stars. The upcoming film is based on the 2011 novel of the same name by Donald Ray Pollock, in which a young man named Arvin, played by Tom Holland, is left to process his grief after his father kills himself as part of a religious sacrifice. Holland has previously expressed a desire to move towards more adult roles, and if the promotional material for The Devil All the Time is any indication, he has certainly done so.
A newly released poster from Netflix features the movie’s cast arranged in a sort of collage format, accented by a bleached white animal skull. While past posters have been meant to highlight the wealth of talent in this upcoming film, this poster serves a different purpose. Of course, Holland is center stage in the image, and we can see other celebrities like Robert Pattinson and Bill Skarsgård hidden in the shadows. However, the focus isn’t on the actors themselves, since the definition in their faces and figures is washed out, much like an old photograph. It illustrates the darker imagery that can be found throughout Pollock’s novel, and hints at the serious tone that will likely be found in this new movie.
This new poster isn’t the first look into Netflix’s The Devil All the Time, however. A trailer for the movie was released in August, featuring a lot of the same imagery of death that can be found in this poster, as well as religious imagery including evil preachers and bloody men tied to crosses. Clearly, this new film from Antonio Campos will be a dark and gripping thriller unlike many of Netflix’s past projects.
The Devil All the Time synopsis reads: In Knockemstiff, Ohio and its neighboring backwoods, sinister characters — an unholy preacher (Robert Pattinson), twisted couple (Jason Clarke and Riley Keough), and crooked sheriff (Sebastian Stan) — converge around young Arvin Russell (Tom Holland) as he fights the evil forces that threaten him and his family. Spanning the time between World War II and the Vietnam war, director Antonio Campos’ THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME renders a seductive and horrific landscape that pits the just against the corrupted.