By Francisco Salazar ( | First Posted: Feb 19, 2013 11:14 AM EST
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Kerri Russell in Dark Skies (Photo : The Weinstein Company )

On Feb. 22 the horror movie "Dark Skies" opens nationwide. The film stars Keri Russell and Dakota Goyo.

Directed by Scott Stewart, "Skies" tells the story of the Barrett family whose peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events. As they unfold they learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them.

Production on the film began last year in August and was shot in Los Angeles. The film was produced by Stewart, Jason Blum, Jeanette Brill and Couper Samuelson.

Director Stewart reported that he wrote the script in six weeks. Stewart last directed "Priest" starring Paul Bettany, Maggie Q, Lily Collins and Karl Urban. He also directed "Legion" which showcased Bettany, Dennis Quaid, Lucas Black, and Tyrese Gibson.

Kerri Russell recently stated that Stewart created a believable family and showed how it was falling apart. She mentioned that if he had not created something so the real the supernatural scary things would not work. She also said that when she read the script she got so scared that she had to wait for the next morning. Russell also revealed that the film was beautifully shot.  The actress can currently be seen in the TV series "The Americans." She is best known for her work on "August Rush" and "Waitress" and will be seen in the Sundance hit "Austenland" later this year.

Dakota Goyo recently starred in "Rise of the Guardians," "Real Steal" and "Thor." He will next be seen in Darren Aronofsy's "Noah" with Russell Crowe and Emma Watson and in "The Legend of William Tell: 3D" with Brendan Fraser.

'Skies" stars Josh Hamilton, Kadan Rockett and J.K Simons. The Weinstein Company will release the film in 2,400 theaters and is rated PG-13 for violence, terror throughout, sexual material, drug content and language - all involving teens.

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