C. Molly Smith
April 13, 2016 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Hopes for a child take a horrific turn in the first trailer for When the Bough Breaks.

Directed by Jon Cassar from a script by Jack Olsen, the thriller centers on a young, professional couple, John and Laura Taylor (Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall), who hire a surrogate mother, Anna (Jaz Sinclair). Turns out, Anna is not one to be trusted as she soon becomes obsessed with John, putting his and Laura’s future in danger.

The trailer hints at that terror, beginning with a seemingly sweet Anna agreeing to carry John and Laura’s child, then transitioning to her attempting to seduce him and threatening to leave when he doesn’t respond as hoped. “She’s dangerous, John,” a voice warns. “She could kill your baby today.” To which Laura follows, “Do what you have to do to bring my baby back.”

When the Bough Breaks hits theaters on Sept. 16. Watch the dramatic trailer above.

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