Even though he is nearly 30, Dylan O’Brien is known for teen dramas such as “Teen Wolf” and the “Maze Runner” franchise. His new movie “Flashback” places him in a darker, more mature role that perhaps speaks to a new direction and growth.
The movie, previously titled “The Education of Fredrick Fitzell,” follows O’Brien’s follows a depressed man named Fred after he starts having horrifying visions of a girl he went to high school with. He returns home to uncover the meaning of these previously suppressed memories. He begins to unravel a mystery involving a dangerous drug called Mercury and the missing girl haunting his thoughts. The drug takes him on a mind-bending journey through his own memories. The further he goes down the rabbit hole, the more he finds himself questioning his reality.
Maika Monroe (“It Follows“), Hannah Gross (“Joker), Keir Gilchrist (“It’s Kind of a Funny Story“), and Emory Cohen (“The OA“) join O’Brien in the cast of “Flashback.” The movie was written and directed by Christopher McBride (The Conspiracy“). Take a look at the official summary for “Flashback” below:
With a corporate job, a steady relationship, and a sick mother, Fred’s chance encounter with a man from his youth leads to frightening memories. Little by little, he unravels a mystery that has been hidden for years about a missing girl, a drug called Mercury, and a terrifying creature who has accompanied him every step of the way. Past, present, and future intertwine, and Fred begins to explore all the possible lives he could lead. Which one will he choose?
“Flashback” drops in select theaters and video on demand globally on June 4 via Lionsgate. Take a look at the new trailer below.