Here’s a look at the psych-thriller that newly rechristened Alchemy acquired at Sundance. Nicole Kidman and Joseph Fiennes star as a couple whose teenage son and daughter vanish from a remote Australian desert town just before a mammoth dust storm hits. Locals including a detective (Hugo Weaving) join the increasingly desperate search amid rising temperatures and fleeting hopes. The couple finds their relationship teetering on edge as panic and uncertainty grow.
Lisa Flanagan, Meyne Wyatt, Maddison Brown and Nicholas Hamilton co-star in the Australia-Ireland co-production from rookie director Kim Farrant. Michael Kiniroons and Fiona Seres wrote the script. Alchemy, formerly known as Millennium Entertainment, will open the film July 10 in theaters and on demand.