Joey King (Wish I Was Here) stars in Wish Upon as Clare Shannon, a 17-year-old who’s being bullied in high school. Clare’s mother committed suicide when she was a child, and her only support comes from her hoarder father Jonathan (Ryan Phillippe). When he comes home with an intricately detailed music box that grants its owner seven wishes, Clare is immediately drawn into its apparent power.
“The box is a 100% addiction,” said King. “It’s very scary at how easily it can take over the nicest of people and turn them into monsters and crazy people.”
Even though Ryan Phillippe has carved out a solid acting career and King has acting chops of her own, the real star of the movie is the box! Click on the media bar to hear King talk about the box that powers Wish Upon’s horrifying tale.
Wish Upon opens nationwide July 14.