Natalie Dormer leads The Forest as Sara. When she finds out that her twin sister went into the legendary Aokigahara Forest and never came out, she packs her bags and flies Japan to look for her herself. Despite the fact that the location is shrouded by death and dubbed the “suicide forest,” Sara jumps at the opportunity to join a journalist (Taylor Kinney) on his guided hike into the Aokigahara, hoping that they’ll be able to track down her sister.
With The Forest due in theaters nationwide on January 8th, I got the chance to sit down with Dormer and Kinney to talk about their experience working on the film. But before we get to the eerie details on the real Aokigahara, we’ll keep things light with a quick round of “Would You Rather.” Find out if Kinney and Dormer would rather do ADR (automated dialogue replacement) or reshoots, work on a set with no food or no caffeine, and much more in the video interview below.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Forest:
Rising with terrifying grandeur at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan, the legendary real-life Aokigahara Forest is the suspense-filled setting of the supernatural thriller. A young American woman, Sara (Natalie Dormer of “Game of Thrones” and “The Hunger Games”), journeys there in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. In the company of expatriate Aiden (Taylor Kinney of “Chicago Fire”), Sara enters the forest having been well warned to “stay on the path.” Determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate, Sara will have to face the angry and tormented souls of the dead that prey on anyone who dares come near them. These malevolent spirits lying in wait for Sara at every turn will plunge her into a frightening darkness from which she must fight to save herself.