Peacockis a 2010 American direct-to-video psychological thriller directed by Michael Lander , written by Lander and Ryan Roy , and starring Cillian Murphy , Ellen Page and Susan Sarandon .It was editor Sally Menke 's final film.
John Skillpa, a quiet bank clerk living in tiny Peacock, Nebraska , prefers to live an invisible life in order to hide his secret: He has multiple personality disorder , the implied result of childhood trauma inflicted by his abusive mother. His alter ego is a woman, Emma, who each morning does his chores and cooks him breakfast before he starts the day. Then, in a moment, everything changes. A freight train caboose runs off its tracks and crashes into John's backyard, destroying his wooden fence. When neighbors descend on the scene, they discover Emma for the first time and mistakenly believe her to be John's wife. This launches John into the glare of the spotlight, threatening to reveal his secret life. He must then fool the town into believing he and his alter ego are man and wife. A young, struggling single mother, Maggie, holds the key to his past and sparks a battle between the personalities. Now John must try to stop Emma from taking over completely.