Consider Mr. Brooks: A successful businessman, generous philanthropist, loving husband and father, a true pillar of the community. Everyone says, he’s perfect. Nonetheless, Mr. Brooks harbors a sinister secret – he’s an insatiable serial killer, so lethally clever that no one has ever suspected him – until now.

From Element Films and Relativity Media, in association with Eden Rock Media, comes a Tig Production distributed by MGM Distribution Co., the gripping suspense thriller MR. BROOKS, the story of an otherwise exceptional man divided in two by his unbearable need to kill. Academy Award Winner® Kevin Costner stars as the charming, widely admired Mr. Brooks, whose shocking private life is about to unravel. Demi Moore, Dane Cook, Academy Award Winner® William Hurt, Marg Helgenberger, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and Danielle Panabaker also star.

Earl Brooks (Costner) has it all: a loving wife (Marg Helgenberger) and devoted daughter (Danielle Panabaker), community standing, and his own thriving business. Mr. Brooks, however, lives another life, unknown to anyone else. He is also the notorious serial murderer branded as The Thumbprint Killer. Though recently inactive, his pathological compulsion is inflamed once again by his cunning, wicked alter ego (Academy Award® winner William Hurt), whom Mr. Brooks faults for his transgressions. But succumbing to one more malevolent urge to murder an unsuspecting couple, Mr. Brooks commits his first mistake–he is observed by a peeping Tom photographer (Dane Cook), who chooses to blackmail him with a bizarre demand. This last crime, though, also unleashes a tenacious detective (Demi Moore) whose own personal crisis drives her furiously to solve the identity of the Thumbprint Killer, putting her on Mr. Brooks’ trail. Now, for the first time, Mr. Brooks faces the endgame – unless he can continue to conceal his shocking secret life, and his true identity forever.



October 12, 2007


Bruce A. Evans


Bruce A. Evans & Raynold Gideon


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)


Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller




120 minutes