Paramount’s ‘Smile’ Announced As Fantastic Fest Opening Night Film


A smile is supposed to be comforting and a sign. Something that conveys pleasure, kindness, amusement, and happiness. But what happens when it becomes something sinister? Something that is on the face of a demon or dead person? How does that change the meaning of a smile? In Paramount Pictures’ horror feature film, Smile, we’ll see just how uncomfortable this usually pleasant expression can make us.

Smile is set to be released only in theaters on September 30. The world premiere for the film will take place on the opening night of the seventeenth edition of Fantastic Fest which takes place September 22-29. This is the largest genre fest in the US powered by the Alamo Draft House. Smile will set a tone for what Fantastic Fest guests could expect for the rest of the festival.

Smile stars Sosie Bacon, Jessie T. Usher, Kyle Gallner, Robin Weigert, Caitlin Stasey with Kal Penn, and Rob Morgan. It is written, directed, and executive produced by Adam Fishbach. He has been a producer on series like Love, Victor on Hulu. As well as Netflix’s Narcos. Producers of the film include Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Isaac Klausner, and Robert Salerno.

Sosie Bacon stars in Paramount Pictures’ “SMILE.”

Here is the official synopsis for Paramount Pictures’ Smile

After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon) starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can’t explain. As an overwhelming terror begins taking over her life, Rose must confront her troubling past in order to survive and escape her horrifying new reality.



Paramount Pictures’ Smile will debut in theaters on September 30. It will be making its world premiere as the opening night film at this year’s Fantastic Fest taking place on September 22-29.

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