‘The Good Mother’ Trailer: Hilary Swank And Olivia Cooke Try To Solve A Loved One’s Murder

What would a mother do to find out who murdered her child? In the new thriller The Good Mother, Hilary Swank will stop at nothing to learn the truth about the death of her estranged son.

Formerly-titled Mother’s Milk, the film stars features one Hell of a cast. Not only is Oscar-winner Swank leading the way, but she’s joined by Olivia Cooke, Hopper Penn, Norm Lewis, Jack Reynor, and Dilone.

That’s an all-star group assembled by director/co-writer Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, who recently directed the Margot Robbie period thriller Dreamland, as well as the Amandla Stenberg drama As You Are. Solid credentials there.

Here’s the synopsis: Starring two-time Academy Award®-winner Hilary Swank, Olivia Cooke and Jack Reynor, The Good Mother follows journalist Marissa Bennings (Swank) who, after the murder of her estranged son, forms an unlikely alliance with his pregnant girlfriend Paige (Cooke) to track down the killers. Together they confront a world of corruption and drugs in the seedy underbelly of a small city in upstate New York. As they get closer to the truth, they unearth an even darker secret.

The Good Mother opens in theaters on September 1st.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.