I've always been a sucker for a thriller whose protagonist suffers from some sort of handicap, be it physical or psychological, that prevents them from fully integrating into society. Especially since the subgenre has produced classics like Rear Window, Vertigo, and Wait Until Dark. There's a new movie operating in this tradition that makes its Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download, and On Demand debut on March 6, 2012 from Universal Home Entertainment -- Columbus Circle. It stars Selma Blair as an agoraphobic heiress who's forced to step outside her apartment when her neighbors, played by Amy Smart and Jason Lee, start getting way out of hand. The film's all-star cast is rounded out by Giovanni Ribisi, Beau Bridges and Kevin Pollak. Check out three clips after the jump.
Here's the official synopsis for Columbus Circle: "When a murder mystery next door forces agoraphobic heiress Abigail Clayton (Selma Blair – Hellboy, "Kath and Kim") to face her terrifying new neighbors, the safe and solitary world she created for herself violently unravels. A dark and suspenseful thriller, Columbus Circle, debuts on Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand on March 6, 2012, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment."
"In order to escape the hounding public and press, Abigail, the famous daughter of a wealthy industrialist, secluded herself in her Manhattan loft on the day she received her enormous inheritance – her eighteenth birthday. Sequestered at the top of the Columbus Circle luxury apartment high-rise, Abigail remained seemingly secure for nearly 20 years until the day her elderly neighbor was suddenly slain. Abigail's world is now disrupted by strange new neighbors and a police investigation that brings the inquisitive and intrusive NYPD Homicide Detective Frank Giardello (Giovanni Ribisi – Contraband, Saving Private Ryan) to her door. Peering anxiously through her peephole each day, Abigail soon learns that the dangerous new tenants, Lillian Hart (Amy Smart – The Butterfly Effect, Varsity Blues) and Charles Stratford (Jason Lee – Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked, "My Name is Earl"), may threaten more than just her privacy.
"Columbus Circle also stars Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award winner Beau Bridges (The Descendants, The Fabulous Baker Boys) as Abigail's only confidant Dr. Raymond Fontaine, and Kevin Pollak (The Big Year, The Usual Suspects) as Columbus Circle's eccentric concierge. Jason Antoon (Minority Report, "No Ordinary Family"), Robert Guillaume ("Benson," Big Fish) and Samm Levine (Inglourious Basterds, Not Another Teen Movie) also star."