'Buffy' Star Sarah Michelle Gellar Stars in 'Veronika Decides To Die' Exclusive Clip — VIDEO

Former Buffy star Sarah Michelle Gellar is no stranger to being in near-death situations. Whether she's fighting off vampires or possessed classmates, the actress knows how to karate kick her way out of any life-threatening situation, fictional or not. But now, the actress is taking on another role that deals with death in Veronika Decides To Die. The synopsis for the film is as follows: "After a frantic suicide attempt, Veronika awakens inside a mysterious mental asylum. Under the supervision of an unorthodox psychiatrist who specializes in controversial treatment, Veronika learns that she has only weeks to live."

The narrative is adapted from the 1998 novel of the same name by Paulo Coelho. Bustle obtained an exclusive clip from the film where we see see Sarah Michelle Gellar's character as she awakes in the care of two unfamiliar shrinks. Completely confused and wondering what brought her to the "privately funded psychiatric facility on the Hudson river," she begins to have a series of mysterious flashbacks.

Also starring Melissa Leo, Erika Christensen, Jonathan Tucker and David Thewlis, Veronika Decides To Die is in theatres and on VOD January 20, here's an exclusive clip from the film:

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