Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, the intergenerational family drama Prisoner’s Daughter finds dying convict Max released into the care of his estranged daughter Maxine on compassionate grounds. Max tries to put behind his violent past by striving to be the caring and considerate parent he never was to the Maxine while serving as a father figure to his grandson Erza. At the same time, Maxine must contend with her ex-husband Tyler, a struggling rock drummer whose drug addiction makes him an unreliable father to Erza. Prisoner’s Daughter stars Brian Cox as Max, Kate Beckinsale as Maxine, Christopher Convery as Ezra, and All-American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter as Tyler. Prisoner’s Daughter opens Friday in theaters. Native Houstonian Catherine Hardwicke studied architecture at the University of Texas before moving to L.A. and pursuing a career in film. She worked as a production designer on films by Richard Linklater, Cameron Crowe, and David O. Russell before making her directorial debut with 2003’s Thirteen. She has since directed Lords of Dogtown, The Nativity Story, Twilight, Red Riding Hood, Miss You Already, Plush, Miss Bala, and Mafia Mamma. She also directed the 2020 Quibi series Don’t Look Deeper, which is now available to stream at the Roku Channel, and the Dreams in the Witch House episode of the 2022 Netflix horror anthology series Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities.
Aired: June 28, 2023.