The sci-fi project, set in present day, follows a father and son who are forced into going on the run when the eight-year-old boy develops some kind of extraordinary power. Directed by Jeff Nichols, this movie stars Kirsten Dunst, Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Adam Driver and Jaeden Lieberher.
From "Mud" and "Take Shelter" writer and director Jeff Nichols, "Midnight Special" follows a father (Michael Shannon) who goes on the run to protect his young son, Alton (Jaeden Lieberher), and uncover the truth behind the boy’s special powers. What starts as a race from religious extremists and local law enforcement quickly escalates to a nationwide manhunt involving the highest levels of the Federal Government. Ultimately. his father risks everything to protect Alton and help fulfill a destiny that could change the world forever.