On Sept. 1, The Poison Rose starring John Travolta and Morgan Freeman was released on Netflix, and it didn’t take long for it to secure a spot on the top 10 movies list. As of Sept. 9, it’s currently sitting at the No. 7 spot. So if you’ve been wondering if the film is worth adding to your watchlist, we’re here to tell you it is. But if you need a little more convincing, we’ve shared everything you need to know about The Poison Rose below. Once you learn more about the film, you’ll want to see it right away.
Before we dive into talking about the movie, it’s worth mentioning that it’s not a Netflix original. Instead, Netflix acquired licensing rights from the content provider. It’s unknown how long Netflix will have streaming rights to the film, so it’s important that you watch it as soon as possible.
Without further ado, here’s all there is to know about The Poison Rose.
What is The Poison Rose movie about?
The Poison Rose is a 2019 thriller flick helmed by George Gallo and Francesco Cinquemani from a screenplay co-written by Cinquemani, Richard Salvatore, and Luca Giliberto. It tells the story of Carson Phillips, a down-on-his-luck ex-football player turned private investigator who is hired to investigate a missing person case, only to find himself entangled in a web of crimes while also confronting his dark past.
The Poison Rose cast
Emmy Award-winning actor John Travolta stars in the leading role of Carson Phillips. Travolta is known for his roles in Carrie, Grease, Pulp Fiction, Hairspray, From Paris with Love, Savages and The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
Golden Globe Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman stars as Doc in the film. Like Travolta, Freeman has a long filmography. He’s known for his roles in Driving Miss Daisy, Se7en, The Bucket List, Wanted, The Dark Knight and Now You See Me.
Here’s the complete cast list below:
- John Travolta as Carson Phillips
- Morgan Freeman as Doc
- Brendan Fraser as Dr. Miles Mitchell
- Famke Janssen as Jayne Hunt
- Ella Bleu Travolta as Rebecca ‘Becky’ Hunt
- Robert Patrick as Sheriff Bing Walsh
- Peter Stormare as Slide Olsen
- Kat Graham as Rose
- Blerim Destani as Lorenzo
- Devin Ellery as Happy Chander
- Alice Pagani as Violet Gregory
- Nick Vallelonga as Nick the Giant Bodyguard
Is The Poison Rose based on a book?
Yes! The thriller is based on the 2018 novel of the same name by Richard Salvatore. You can purchase the book through Amazon as a Paperback or through Kindle.
Where was The Poison Rose filmed?
Production took place in Georgia, Texas, and Italy. As reported by TheCinemaholic, the film was shot in Savannah, Georgia, Richmond Hill, Georgia, San Antonio, Texas, and Rome, Italy.
Check out The Poison Rose, streaming now only on Netflix.