Hulu: Sarah Paulson hides a secret in the new thriller Run

Sarah Paulson (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Sarah Paulson (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) /

Originally slated for a theatrical release, Run – the latest thriller from the filmmakers behind Searching – will make its way to Hulu for Thanksgiving.

In 2018’s Searching, John Cho played a concerned father seeking his missing daughter. The film had an interesting approach: it was told entirely through computer and device-screens. Now, director Aneesh Chaganty is returning to the thriller mold with Run.

Deadline has the details on what to expect from Chaganty’s latest:

"“Run follows a wheelchair-using, homeschooled teenager Chloe (Kiera Allen) who has been raised in isolation by her controlling mother Diane (Sarah Paulson). As the story unfolds, Chloe begins to uncover bits and pieces of a secret that leads her to believe that her mother is holding a bigger and darker secret from her.”"

Sounds like a bit of Misery with a hint of Flowers in the Attic.

Lending the film some real-world accuracy, Allen is a wheelchair-using actress. Run will mark her feature debut, and the fact that she’s facing off against the unpredictable Paulson has me thinking her performance will be something special.

Paulson has proven herself a versatile actress over the years, essaying multiple characters during her tenure on American Horror Story. And while those characters may be as disparate as reporters, junkies, and Siamese-twin circus performers, she’s not afraid to dig deep to lend even the most villainous individuals a sense of humanity. See also: her current stint as Mildred Ratched in Netflix’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest prequel series.

In other words: it will be good to see her in a role that requires her to put on a mask of “normality.” Coupled with Chaganty, who mined a superlative performance from Cho for Searching, I have no doubt her effort here will be well worth watching.


If some of the details of Run seem familiar, your eyes don’t deceive: the film was originally set for a May 8 release, and earned some buzz before getting caught in pandemic limbo. Luckily, the fine folks at Hulu are giving the film a proper streaming premiere on November 20.

Are you a Sarah Paulson fan? Will you be watching Run? Let us know in the comments.