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How ‘Devil’s Gate’ could change the way you see women in film

Hollywood actress goes down and dirty in sci-fi thriller “Devil’s Gate”

Doreen Penilla
Doreen Penilla

3/5/2018 in News
How ‘Devil’s Gate’ could change the way you see women in film

Suspense-thriller "Devil's Gate" chose a strong, independent, lady boss for one of their main characters -- and she's pure awesome.

In a territory that's almost dominated by male leads, FBI Special Agent Daria Francis stands out, played by American actress Amanda Schull ("12 Monkeys," "Suits," Pretty Little Liars").

In a story by Huffington Post last April, Amanda voiced out:

"I think people are sick and tired of seeing girly girls. I think they’re ready to see women as they are in the world ― strong and capable and just as competent as men."

Amanda is also thankful that aside from "Devil's Gate," she's been able to explore other interesting characters in her roles in television.

"I’ve been really lucky over the last few years to have these interesting, strong female characters placed in front of me and I hope I’ve done them justice because, like any man, women are just as strong and capable in these positions," she said.

Catch Amanda in the Philippine premiere of "Devil's Gate" this March 7. The film also stars "This Is Us" actor Milo Ventimiglia and "X-Men: Days of Future Past" actor Shawn Ashmore. It is directed by Clay Staub.

Devil's Gate is the name of the town where a woman (Bridget Regan) and her son disappeared mysteriously. To solve the case, FBI agent Daria Francis (Amanda Schull), searches for the main suspect -- the husband and father of the missing -- Jackson Pritchard (Milo Ventimiglia). As Francis and her team (Shawn Ashmore) investigates the house, they find an even bigger case waiting for them.

Watch full trailer here: