The 38-year-old actor stars as the “black sheep” son of a wealthy family who starts a relationship with a free-spirited patient at a mental hospital, who is played by Evan Rachel Wood.
Scott chatted with EW about what attracted him to the film.
“For me, it was the character more than anything, because I haven’t gotten to play a lot of characters like this,” Scott said. “As soon as I read it, I knew I could play it. [My character] is kind of a jerk and we didn’t shy away from that, so it’s not an easy match, between her being a mental patient and me being a pretty committed jerk, but in the script, it works really well and played out really well.”
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