Ancestry

PG-13
English
Pre-Production
24th December 2015

Claire Bennett, 19, is an intelligent, high-spirited young woman, still reeling from the sudden death of her father. Claire lives with her mother, Jenn Bennett, 45, a nurse who spends her spare time researching her heritage on Ancestry.com. Jenn becomes fascinated when one of her searches turns up an unclaimed Wisconsin cabin in Claire’s name. When Claire and Jenn go to investigate, they find… See Full Story

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Cast

  • Dane DeHaan

    Dane DeHaan as Sergeant Aaron Crabtree

    Chronicle (2012) | The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

  • Elisabeth Shue

    Elisabeth Shue as Jenn Bennett

    Hollow Man (2000) | Back to the Future Part II (1989)

  • Kurt Russell

    Kurt Russell as Karl Macher

    The Thing (1982) | Death Proof (2007)

  • Nina Dobrev

    Nina Dobrev as Nell Parker

    The Vampire Diaries (2009-2017) | The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

  • Shailene Woodley

    Shailene Woodley as Claire Bennett

    Divergent (2014) | The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

  • Shea Whigham

    Shea Whigham as Sheriff Banks

    Silver Linings Playbook (2012) | The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

  • Taylor Lautner

    Taylor Lautner as Oscar Talega

    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011) | Twilight (2008)

  • Wes Bentley

    Wes Bentley as Junior Bridges

    The Hunger Games (2012) | American Beauty (1999)

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Claire Bennett, 19, is an intelligent, high-spirited young woman, still reeling from the sudden death of her father. Claire lives with her mother, Jenn Bennett, 45, a nurse who spends her spare time researching her heritage on Ancestry.com. Jenn becomes fascinated when one of her searches turns up an unclaimed Wisconsin cabin in Claire’s name. When Claire and Jenn go to investigate, they find themselves entwined in a magical adventure.

We go back to World War II, when the cabin was occupied by Claire's grandmother, Nell Parker, a British spy who served in Winston Churchill’s Psychological Warfare Department, formed to counter Nazi Germany’s fascination with the occult. Nell Parker joined the American forces, led by Sergeant Aaron Crabtree, when they assaulted Hitler’s secret police to confiscate the world’s largest collection of priceless occult artifacts. Nell Parker inevitably disappeared with the Nazi treasure, never to be seen or heard from again.

Back in the present day we are introduced to Karl Macher, a ruthless and powerful mining company owner, has long searched for this treasure. Claire and Jenn arrive at the Bad River Indian Reservation, and are escorted to the cabin by Ashland County Sheriff Banks, who is on Macher's payroll.

While exploring her new property, Claire meets Oscar Talega, a local Chippewa Indian boy whose grandfather was very close friends with Nell Parker. Macher is tipped off about Claire and Jenn snooping around the cabin, and hires local Neo-Nazi leader Junior Bridges, to help him get rid of anyone who gets in their way of the Nazi treasure. Oscar tries to protect Claire from Macher and Bridges, as she learns more about her grandmother's magical powers through a series of journals she finds in the cabin. Nell Parker’s magic, though, is tied to the one true source of real power, Mother Earth and the Goddesses that serve her, and Claire discovers a vibrant world with dynamics ready to assist her, and where the divine is all around her. With her newfound powers, Claire saves her mom and herself, ensuring the survival of her fabled ANCESTRY.

Harry Potter meets American History X in a classic Mother/Daughter family saga.

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Movie Budget WW
Box Office
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$125.0M $1,341.5M
American History X (1998)

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 13 nominations

$7.5M $23.9M
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Harry Potter meets American History X in a classic Mother/Daughter family saga. Very original material and destined for critical acclaim.

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