Bag of Bones

Category: TV / Role: Mattie Devore / Released: 2011

Best-selling novelist Mike Noonan (Pierce Brosnan) is overcome with grief over the deaths of his wife, Jo, and their unborn child. Writer’s block and nightmares force him to return to the couple’s former summer home beside a lake in western Maine. While there, he becomes friends with young widow, Mattie (Melissa George), and her daughter, Kyra (Caitlin Carmichael). He learns the mother is in a fierce custody battle with her father-in-law, Max (William Schallert), and Mike becomes involved in it. His ability to write quickly returns, in addition to more nightmares. At the house, he is visited periodically by the spirit of a blues singer, Sarah Tidwell (Anika Noni Rose). Through her visits, his nightmarish dreams, and clues hidden in his previously unpublished work, he learns truths about himself and the town.