The Boy, previously known as The Inhabitant, is an upcoming American supernatural horror film directed by William Brent Bell and written by Stacey Menear. The film stars Lauren Cohan. Filming began on March 10, 2015, in Victoria, British Columbia. The film is scheduled to be released by STX Entertainment on January 22, 2016.
An American girl, Greta (Lauren Cohan), takes a job as a nanny in a remote village in the United Kingdom. Upon arrival, she learns that the child she was hired to care for is actually a life-size porcelain doll that the parents treat like a real boy to cope with the death of their son. After she ignores a list of strict rules, disturbing events lead Greta to become convinced that the doll might be alive.