THE CALLING[springboard type=”video” id=”976459″ player=”s42f003″ width=”600″ height=”324″ ] : Despite a bad back, a reliance on painkillers and the occasional drink to take the edge off, Detective Inspector Hazel Micallef (Academy Award® winner Susan Sarandon, Best Actress, Dead Man Walking, 1995; Cloud Atlas, The Big Wedding, Snitch) leads a tranquil existence sharing a home with her elderly mother, Emily (Academy Award® winner Ellen Burstyn, Best Actress, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, 1974; The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream), in Fort Dundas, Ontario. It is the epitome of a quaint and quiet town, but all of that is suddenly upended. As the interim commanding officer of an understaffed police force, Micallef, out on a routine call, discovers the grisly body of an elderly woman. The murder is shocking in its brutality.
As Micallef and her investigative team, including seasoned detective Ray Greene (Gil Bellows, House at the End of the Street, The Samaritan) and new arrival to Fort Dundas, Ben Wingate (Topher Grace, The Big Wedding, The Giant Mechanical Man, Predator), learn of more victims in rural towns across the country, they realize they are tracking a serial killer driven by a higher calling. Dealing with small town bureaucracy while galvanizing her troops, she enlists the help of Father Price (Donald Sutherland, Best Supporting Actor, Path to War, 2003; The Hunger Games) in her fearless pursuit of a religious madman they’ve come to know only as Simon (Christopher Heyerdahl, Nikita, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn).