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Netflix Bird Box Movie Characters Explained

The audiences nowadays are loving the post-apocalyptic vibed movies, isn’t it? From movies like Train to Busan to tv-series like The Walking Dead and now we have more to Zombies! The creatures! These vision monsters seem to the hearts of the people it seems! Bird Box is an American Horror-Thriller movie directed by Susanne Bier, a screenplay written by Eric Heisserer.

The major kick is that this movie is an adaptation of a novel of the same name that Josh Malerman wrote! Can you believe it! The story revolves around a woman when she tries to protect two kids against the storms of creatures, or rather Vision monsters! It premiered at AFI fest, November 12, 2018, streamed on Netflix in December 2018, and became one of the most loves movies on Netflix!

The rights of the movie were bought by Universal Pictures even before the book was completed in 2013. The producers of the film, Scott Stuber and Chris Morgan, set to produce the film included with IT and Mama’s director Andy Mushchietti added with screenwriter Eric Heisserer was already in the mission to complete the script. Sandra Bullock and John Malkovich were chosen the lead roles, Susanne Bier was called for directing.

What is Bird Box Movie about?

The world is hit by the vision monsters, you can not dare to see them naked eyes or you kill yourself to death. Malorie askes two kids, a boy, and a girl to keep their eyes blindfolded, not uttering a single word. The movie from here onwards divides into two segments, on the rowboat, the present, and a flashback slot before 5 years.

Bird Box Movie Characters Explained

The casting started in July 2017 when Sandra and John were fixed as Malorie and Douglas. By October 2017, Danielle Macdonald, Trevante Rhodes, Sarah Paulson, Rosa Salazar, Lil Rel Howery, and others joining the cast. In November 2017, Machine Gun Kelly and David Dastmalchian joined as well.

Bird Box Movie Characters Explained
  • The cast of the movie is pretty sorted and apt. Sandra Bullock as Malorie Hayes, a sadist who’s gone through a lot of downs in her life and doesn’t trust in the concept of human attachment. It’s her journey that we would get to see.
  • Trevante Rhodes as Tom will be making great support to Malorie, although he has a small screen span, it’s quite engaging and worth appreciating!
  • Olympia and Tom, the two kids Vivian Lyra Blair and Julian Edwards respectively!
  • The rest of the characters involve Jacki Weaver as Cheryl, John Malkovich as Douglas, Sarah Paulson as Jessica Hayes, Rosa Salazar as Lucy, Danielle Macdonald as Olympia, Lil Rel Howery plays Charlie, Tom Hollander plays Gary, Machine Gun Kelly will be saying playing Felix, BD Wong as Greg, Pruitt Taylor Vince as Rick.
  • The actors also include Parminder Nagra as Dr. Lapham, Rebecca Pidgeon named as Lydia, Amy Gumenick screened as Samantha, Taylor Handley as Jason, Happy Anderson as River Man, David Dastmalchian as Whistling Mara.


“Before every take, we would practice it before, with the kids, if I have to grab them roughly or drag them, we always practiced it to see if they were comfortable with all that. I think it’s just survival I mean think your child runs out in the street and you grab them, it’s frightening, it’s loud!”

A movie that earned so much viewership is something to watch. If you love horror, drama, and thrill, it’s a perfect mix of a post-apocalypse drama, you all must watch. Tune in to Netflix if you haven’t watched it yet.

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