April 1, 2015 6:09 PM EDT

What starts as an innocent-seeming gift left on a front porch spirals into massive tension and deceit in the new thriller The Gift.

Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall star as a couple that move to a new town where a man from the husband’s past (played by Joel Edgerton) tries to befriend them. When he’s rebuffed, he threatens the couple with a secret that could ruin their lives.

Edgerton also wrote and directed the movie, which is due to hit theaters July 31.

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