Utah native and rising young actor Millicent Simmonds first garnered a tremendous amount of attention last year, starring as the young deaf girl Rose in Todd Haynes’ delicate and melancholy Wonderstruck. The film was a big-screen debut for Simmonds, who is deaf in real life and had been acting on stage for many years prior in Utah.

But it’s her follow-up role as Regan Abbott in director/co-writer/star John Krasinki’s A Quiet Place earlier this year that got her noticed and praised by the world at large for her portrayal of a character who blames her own affliction for the death of a family member in a world where sound-triggered alien monsters attack with lightning speed. The film is especially interesting because the rest of Regan’s family — played by Krasinski, Emily Blunt and Noah Jupe — must adapt in many way to the world of a deaf person in order to be quiet. American Sign Language is the preferred method of communication and colored warning lights are used to warn other family members of impending danger back at the homestead.

The relationship between Krasinski’s father character, Lee, and Regan is strained, and the anxiety, guilt, and shame is expertly expressed by Simmonds, herself a dedicated advocate and activist for the deaf community, especially in the arts. /Film sat down with the 15-year-old actress in Chicago last week to discuss (through a Sign Language interpreter) the nuances of the role of Regan and her hopes for the types of roles she’s offered moving forward in her career. A Quiet Place will be released on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, and on various streaming services on Tuesday, July 10.

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a quiet place trailer

Stars John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe may have to keep their mouths shut, but critics could not give louder praise to A Quiet Place.

The Krasinski-directed horror film is garnering rave reviews, which the final A Quiet Place trailer gathers up in one convenient promotional video.

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A Quiet Place clips

A whole slew of A Quiet Place clips and TV spots have arrived to give you the creeps. John Krasinski‘s horror film has already earned rave reviews out of SXSW, and from the intensity on display in these clips, it’s easy to see why. Watch the Quiet Place clips below.

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a quiet place super bowl tv spot

John Krasinski gets in front of and behind the lens for the taut thriller A Quiet Place. The eerie horror film stars Krasinski and real-life wife Emily Blunt as the heads of a family who are besieged my monsters that hunt via sound. After a moody first trailer was released in November, a new TV spot has dropped during today’s Super Bowl, upping the stakes and the suspense.

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