Outside a mountain town grappling with a series of abductions and murders, Paul (Antonio Banderas), a reclusive writer, struggles to start what he hopes will be a career-saving screenplay. After a tense encounter at a diner with a drifter named Jack (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), Paul offers Jack a place to stay-and soon the edgy, demanding Jack muscles his way into Paul's work and the two men begin a jagged game of one-upmanship that will bring at least one tale to an end.
There is a reason you don't talk to strangers.
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Did You Know?
The black butterfly is seen in many different parts of the world as a symbol of misfortune or an omen of death. See more
The tattoos on Jack's arms change sides. When the delivery man arrives at the house and Jack sits on the stairs the two stripes framing the elbow are on the left arm, two minutes later up in the bathroom they are on the right arm. See more
You still don't get it, do you, Paul? I'm the one writing the story.
I have a better ending in mind.
Remake of Black Butterfly