IFC Midnight announced the acquisition of the U.S. rights to “Eli Roth Presents ‘The Stranger,'” which premiered at the 2014 Fantastic Fest.
Guillermo Amoedo wrote and directed the violent genre film, which centers around a mysterious man who travels to a small Canadian town looking for his wife and instead finds a bloodbath.
Lorenza Izzo, Aaron Burns, Ariel Levy, Nicolás Durán, Cristobal Tapia-Mont and Louis Gniecho star in “The Stranger,” which was produced by Miguel Asensio, Nicolás López and Eli Roth and executive produced by Cassian Elwes.
Sean Berney, manager of acquisitions from Sundance Selects/IFC Films negotiated the deal for the film, with CAA and Elwes representing the filmmakers.
“I’m incredibly proud of my ‘Knock Knock’ / ‘Green Inferno’ / ‘Aftershock’ co-writer Guillermo Amoedo’s directing debut,” Roth said in a statement. “Guillermo made a very beautiful, haunting, and creepy film that was stunningly photographed in Chile. It’s a gem of a movie, one that needs special handling, and we could not be in better hands than IFC Midnight. They’ve been releasing incredibly smart, well done unique genre movies and we’re proud to be part of their label.”
“I think the film will really surprise people, with superb performances across the board, especially from newcomer Nicolas Duran, who I believe could get real critical recognition from his breakthrough performance,” he added.
IFC Midnight, a sister label to IFC Films and Sundance Selects, specializes in distributing horror, science-fiction, thrillers and other genre entertainment, including films like “The Babadook” and “The Human Centipede.” IFC Midnight is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.