A24 has acquired North American rights to “High Life,” a science fiction drama starring Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche that marks the English language debut of French director Claire Denis.
The film, which world premiered Sunday night at the Toronto International Film Festival, follows a group of criminals on a mission toward a black hole in search of an alternative source of energy.
Tricked into thinking they’ll be freed in exchange for their participation, the criminals are instead subjected to sexual experiments by the scientists aboard their ship.
Written by Denis with Jean-Pol Fargeau, Nick Laird and Geoff Cox, the film also stars Mia Goth and André Benjamin.
It was produced by Laurence Clerc, Oliver Dungey, Christoph Friedel, Claudia Steffen, and Olivier Théry-Lapiney.
A24 will release “High Life” theatrically.
CAA Media Finance brokered the deal.
Deadline first reported the news.