Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery's new movie confirms UK release date

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Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery’s new movie Boy Kills World has confirmed a UK release date.

The film, which stars It actor Bill Skarsgård, released a first trailer last month, but now it has been announced that the action comedy will hit UK and Irish cinemas on April 26 – the same day as in the US.

Skarsgård plays the titular ‘Boy’, who is deaf and mute and has a "vivid imagination", with a strong inner voice which is taken from his favourite video game.

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When his family is murdered by Hilda Van Der Koy (X-Men’s Famke Janssen), the "deranged matriarch of a corrupt post-apocalyptic dynasty", Boy decides to avenge their deaths and get revenge.

The synopsis reads: "Boy trains with a mysterious shaman (The Raid’s Yayan Ruhian) to become an instrument of death and is set loose on the eve of the annual culling of dissidents.

"Bedlam ensues as Boy commits bloody martial arts mayhem, inciting a wrath of carnage and bloodletting.

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"As he tries to get his bearings in this delirious realm, Boy soon falls in with a desperate resistance group, all the while bickering with the apparent ghost of his rebellious little sister."

Dockery, who is known for playing Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey, is part of the main cast, and while her exact role isn’t yet known, in the quirky trailer she appears to be one of the villains.

Also starring in Boy Kills World are Stranger Things' Brett Gelman, Jessica Rothe, Sharlto Copley, Quinn Copeland, Nicholas and Cameron Crovetti, and Peaky Blinders' Andrew Koji.

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Meanwhile, H. Jon Benjamin, known for voicing the titular role in animated sitcom Bob’s Burgers, will play the inner voice of Boy – with his voiceover in the trailer giving a taste of what to expect from his role.

Boy Kills World is produced by Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness director Sam Raimi, with a script by Arend Remmers and Tyler Burton Smith – while Moritz Mohr makes his feature directorial debut.

Boy Kills World will be released in UK and US cinemas on April 26.

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