Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired Jeff Chan's horror-thriller "Grace" from Automatik, Oddfellows Entertainment and Colony Pictures.
Chan, who co-wrote the film with Chris Paré, makes his feature directorial debut with the film, having previously directed live-action shorts for Activision’s "Call of Duty" franchise.
Automatik’s Brian Kavanaugh-Jones ("Sinister") and Oddfellows’ Chris Ferguson are producing "Grace," which is shooting in Vancouver.
Alexia Fast, who shared several memorable scenes (pictured above) with Tom Cruise in "Jack Reacher," stars as the title character. The supporting cast includes Alan Dale ("The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"), Lin Shaye ("Insidious"), Alexis Knapp ("Project X"), Joel David Moore ("Avatar") and Clarke Peters ("The Wire").
Seen entirely through the eyes of Grace, an oppressed 18 year-old is tormented by the ungodly forces that plague her.
“Jeff Chan impressed us with his unique vision for 'Grace' and we came on board as soon as we read the script,” said Joe Matukewicz, senior VP of acquisitions for SPWA. “This continues SPWA and Stage 6 Films’ belief in young, fresh filmmakers and builds upon SPWA’s relationship with BKJ from the 'Insidious' franchise.”
Colony Pictures’ Chan and IM Global CEO Stuart Ford are executive producing. Michael Helfand negotiated the deal on behalf of SPWA.
Chan is repped by ICM Partners, Management 360, and attorneys Karl Austen and Ryan LeVine. Ferguson is represented by Verve.