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INTERVIEW: Emile Hirsch Talks “Enjoying” His Sensory-Deprived Stay at ‘THE IMMACULATE ROOM’

Screen Media, A Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Company, releases the Mukunda Michael Dewil‘s (Vehicle 19) latest venture, The Immaculate Room this Friday, promising to take psychological sensory deprivation trials to terrifying new heights.

Having amassed a significant amount of buzz on the international circuit already, the film took home the Best Feature & Best Actor Award at the Mammoth Film Festival as well as the Best Feature Award at the London Independent Film Awards.

Directed by Dewil, from his own script, and starring Emile Hirsch (Killer Joe, Alpha Dog, The Autopsy of Jane Doe), Kate Bosworth (House of Darkness, Before I Wake), Ashley Greene (Burying the Ex, The Twilight Saga), and M. Emmet Walsh (Blade Runner, Critters, Blood Simple), The Immaculate Room revolves around the seemingly perfect couple Mike (Hirsch) and Kate (Bosworth) who decide to take part in a psychological experiment in the hopes of taking home 5 million dollars if they can last 50 days in a sleek, white room in complete isolation. No phones, no family – only the Voice of the Immaculate Room keeping them in check if they think of straying. But as the clock ticks down, the Room becomes more than it seems, putting them through cruel tests to break their resolve and resurfacing private demons which they may not survive.

As The Immaculate Room is all set to open its doors in Theaters and On Demand this August 19th, 2022, CinemaChords’ Howard Gorman sat down with Hirsch who discussed the film’s meditation on wealth not being a synonym for happiness, how reality TV has normalized voyeurism and how he embraced the mindset of what it might be like to condemn yourself to 50 days of sensory deprivation.

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