The Box (2009 film)

The Box is a 2009 American psychological thriller film written and directed by Richard Kelly. It is based on the 1970 short story "Button, Button" by Richard Matheson, which was previously adapted into an episode of The Twilight Zone. The film stars Cameron Diaz and James Marsden as a couple who receive a box from a mysterious man (played by Frank Langella) who offers them one million dollars if they press the button sealed within the dome on top of the box, but tells them that, once the button has been pushed, someone they do not know will die.

The Box
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRichard Kelly
Screenplay byRichard Kelly
Based onButton, Button
by Richard Matheson
Produced by
CinematographySteven Poster
Edited bySam Bauer
Music by
Distributed by
Release date
  • November 6, 2009 (2009-11-06) (United States)
Running time
115 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States[1]
Budget$30 million[3][4]
Box office$33.3 million[4]

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