Mama is an 2013 Canadian horror drama film, directed by Andres Muschietti from a screenplay by Muschetti, Barbara Muschetti and Neil Cross. It is based on Muschietti's Spanish-language short film, Mamá (2008). Originally set for an October 2012 release, it is now scheduled to be released in theaters on January 18, 2013.
A couple, Annabel and Lucas, are faced with the challenge of raising Lucas' young nieces, who were discovered in a forest after being lost there for five years. It becomes apparent that the girls are being haunted by a ghostly woman they believe to be their mother. Annabel plans to use the girls in a bid to bring back her own dead children.
- Jessica Chastain – Annabel
- Nikolaj Coster-Waldau – Lucas
- Megan Charpentier – Victoria
- Isabelle Nélisse – Lilly
- Daniel Kash – Dr Dreyfuss
- Julia Chantrey – Nina
- Jane Moffat – Jean Podolski
- Morgan McGarry – Young Victoria
- Jayden Greig – Orphaned boy #1
- Tyler Curnew – Orphaned boy #2
- Sydney Cross – Orphaned girl
- Pamela Farrauto – The Nun
- Javier Botet – Undisclosed role