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Orange is the New Black star Taylor Schilling is stepping into a new genre, taking the lead in the forthcoming thriller The Prodigy, reports Deadline. This is her first role since OITNB concluded in 2018, with the seventh season being its final.

In the recently released trailer, Schilling plays a mother to a young boy with an advanced intelligence. We get the sense that he is capable of something dangerous.

We hear Schilling off camera saying, “Miles is having a very difficult time making friends.” Hmm, the shot of him carrying an industrial-sized wrench (possible weapon) might have something to do with that?

We don’t see young Miles actually turn on any of his peers in the first look, but his own father (Peter Mooney) is afraid of him, saying, “I don’t feel safe with him in the house.”

Let’s just say… this isn’t a Sheldon Cooper kind of prodigy.

You may recognize the young actor who plays Miles, Jackson Robert Scott. He starred in the 2017 film adaptation of Stephen King‘s IT as Georgie.

You can look for The Prodigy out on February 8.

Do you think Miles can change back from whatever is ailing him? 

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By Brigid Brown