WATCH: The Watched Star Dakota Fanning & Director Ishana Night Shyamalan

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From producer M. Night Shyamalan comes “The Watched,” written for the screen and directed by Ishana Night Shyamalan and based on the novel by A.M. Shine.

“The Watched” stars Dakota Fanning (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” “Ocean’s Eight”), Georgina Campbell (“Barbarian,” “Suspicion”), Oliver Finnegan (“Creeped Out,” “Outlander”) and Olwen Fouere (“The Northman,” “The Tourist”).

Dakota and I talked about how much she loved returning to Ireland to film “The Watched” and how the nature and landscape of Ireland added to the film.

We also about her character of Mina and what viewers can expect from this horror as well as reflecting on her long career in the movie industry and working with the Shyamalans.

The film follows Mina, a 28-year-old artist, who gets stranded in an expansive, untouched forest in western Ireland. When Mina finds shelter, she unknowingly becomes trapped alongside three strangers who are watched and stalked by mysterious creatures each night.  You can’t see them, but they see everything!

“The Watched” is produced by M. Night Shyamalan, Ashwin Rajan and Nimitt Mankad. The executive producers are Jo Homewood and Stephen Dembitzer. Joining writer/director Shyamalan behind-the-camera are director of photography Eli Arenson (“Lamb,” “Hospitality”), production designer Ferdia Murphy (“Lola,” “Finding You”), editor Job ter Burg (“Benedetta,” “Elle”) and costume design by Frank Gallacher (“Sebastian,” “Aftersun”). The music is by Abel Korzeniowski (“Till,” “The Nun”).

“The Watched” is in cinemas now and gets ★★★ ½