Them That Follow is a dramatic thriller set deep in the wilds of Appalachia, where a Pentecostal pastor, Lemuel Childs, and his believers handle venomous snakes to prove themselves before God. The tale focuses on Lemuel’s daughter, Mara (Alice Englert). She holds a secret that threatens to tear the church apart: her romantic past with a nonbeliever, Augie (Thomas Mann). As Mara’s wedding to a devoted follower looms, she must decide whether or not to trust the steely matriarch of their community, Hope (Olivia Colman), with her heart and life at stake.
By the 1870s, Nast primarily focused his efforts on political cartoons. He led a crusade against corruption, using his images to help remove William Magear "Boss" Tweed and his peers from power. Tweed ran the Democratic Party in New York. In September 1871, Nast depicted Tweed, New York Mayor A. Oakey Hall and several others as a group of vultures surrounding a corpse labeled "New York." The cartoon supposedly upset Tweed so much that he offered Nast a bribe of $500,000 (100 times Nast's annual salary at the time) to leave town. Nast refused and continued to draw attention to Tweed's misdeeds. Eventually, it was Tweed who fled the country, to avoid prosecution.
Wingard, director of horror films like Blair Witch and The Guest plus the upcoming blockbuster Godzilla vs. Kong , has had to face his share of issues throughout the production of his Netflix adaptation of the uber-popular Japanese manga series. The concept of the adaptation has come under controversy for being yet another example of white washing a non-Caucasian story , casting non-Japanese actor Nat Wolff in the main role and shifting the setting to Seattle. Even in the casting of one of the film’s supernatural characters (with no discernible race), Wingard ran into some issues that were tragic and unforeseeable.