The 9th Life of Louis Drax is a supernatural thriller film based on Liz Jensen’s best-selling novel of the same title. The film stars Jamie Dornan, Sarah Gadon, Aiden Longworth, Oliver Platt, Molly Parker, Julian Wadham, Jane McGregor, Barbara Hershey and Aaron Paul. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on September 2, 2016, by Summit Premiere. It will then be released in the United Kingdom on September 2, 2016, by Soda Pictures.
The story begins on Louis Drax’s 9th birthday, when a lifetime of curious mishaps culminates in the boy’s near-fatal fall. Dr. Allan Pascal (Jamie Dornan) searches for the strange circumstances behind the young boy’s accident and dark coincidences that have plagued his life.
A psychologist who begins working with a young boy who has suffered a near-fatal fall finds himself drawn into a mystery that tests the boundaries of fantasy and reality.
After surviving eight near-death accidents throughout his unlucky life, Louis Drax [Aiden Longworth] plunges off a steep cliff on his ninth birthday. While police investigate the cause of Louis near-fatal fall and the whereabouts of his violent father Peter [Aaron Paul], acclaimed neurologist Dr. Allan Pascal [Jamie Dornan] uses unorthodox techniques to try to tap into the boys unconscious mind and reveal the truth about the events that led to his condition. But as hes drawn deeper and deeper into the mystery of Louis seeming ability to cheat death, the doctor finds himself falling for Louis mother, Natalie [Sarah Gadon]. As new clues emerge in the case, a shocking revelation changes the fates of Louis Drax and everyone around him.