In 19th century Baltimore, Isabel Porter, a girl stricken with grief from her parents’ untimely death, voluntarily checks herself into the Rosewood Institute. Subjected to bizarre and increasingly violent pseudo-scientific experiments in personality modification, brainwashing and mind control, she must escape the clutches of the Rosewood and exact her revenge, or else be forever lost.
James Franco produced and co-directed The Institute with Pamela Romanowsky, from a script by Adam & Matt Rager, and also stars in the movie. Allie Gallerni, Tim Blake Nelson, Lori Singer, Eric Roberts, Topher Grace, Pamela Anderson and Josh Duhamel co-star.
The Institute opens March 3, 2017.