Director: Iain Softley
Writer: Ehren Kruger
Starring: Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands, Peter Sarsgaard, John Hurt, Joy Bryant
Released: August 18, 2005
Rating: (M)
Runtime: 104 minutes
Story: Set largely in the dark atmospheric backwoods just outside of New Orleans, The Skeleton Key stars Hudson as Caroline, a live-in nurse hired to care for an elderly woman's (Rowlands) ailing husband (Hurt) in their home ... a foreboding and decrepit Gothic mansion in the Louisiana delta. Intrigued by the enigmatic couple, their mysterious and secretive ways and their rambling house, Caroline beings to explore the old mansion. Armed with a skeleton key that unlocks every door, she discovers a hidden attic room that holds a deadly and terrifying secret. Peter Sarsgaard portrays Luke, the local attorney working on the couple's estate, and Joy Bryant plays Jill, Caroline's best friend.
Kate Hudson Caroline Ellis
Gena Rowlands Violet Devereaux
John Hurt Ben Devereaux
Peter Sarsgaard Luke
Joy Bryant Jill
Maxine Barnett Mama Cynthia
Fahnlohnee Harris Hallie
Marion Zinser Bayou Woman
Deneen Tyler Desk Nurse
Ann Dalrymple C.N.A.
Trula Marcus Nurse Trula
Tonya Staten Nurse Audrey
Tom Uskali Robertson Thorpe
Jen Apgar Madeleine Thorpe
Forrest Landis Martin Thorpe