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‘WHAT YOU WISH FOR’ Trailer Cooks Up a Terrifying Case of Assumed Identity

Magnet Releasing has debuted the official trailer for Nicholas Tomnay‘s (The Perfect Host) taut culinary shocker, What You Wish For which generated significant buzz on the festival circuit last year. The film formed part of the official selections at Fantastic Fest, Fantasia Festival, and ScreamFest.

Written and directed by Tomnay, the film stars Nick Stahl (Hunter Hunter, What Josiah Saw) as a talented chef down on his luck due to a destructive gambling addiction. Given the dire circumstances, he flees to an unnamed Latin American country where his friend Jack (Brian Groh), a more successful chef with his own problems, takes him in. Though puzzled by Jack’s lavish lifestyle catering to the elite in paradise, Ryan suppresses his envy whilst secretly craving the same life. But a cruel twist of fate grants his wish and he ends up assuming Jack’s identity, soon discovering the sinister means behind the lifestyle he thought he craved.

Co-starring alongside Stahl are Tamsin Topolski (“Slow Horses”), Randy Vasquez (“Fatal Attraction”), Penelope Mitchell (Sting, Hellboy), and Juan Carlos Messier.

Commenting on the genesis of the film, Tomnay says, “I’ve always felt that a genre film is the best Trojan horse to express philosophical or societal ideas. Before writing the screenplay, I was struck by an overwhelming feeling that the powerful in America had become completely uninterested in the world as a community. In particular I was stunned by the inaction concerning climate change, and when I thought about it further, it was clear to me that greed was the reason for all of it … What You Wish For is a noir thriller and also a morality tale. It has a point to make about greed, but hopefully not didactically, rather simply through the story we have told.”

Magnet Releasing will release What You Wish For in theaters and on VOD 
this coming May 31, 2024.

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