Neon and AMC Networks’ streaming video service Shudder are partnering for North American rights to Coralie Fargeat’s debut thriller “Revenge,” the companies announced Tuesday.
The film, which is playing in the midnight section of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, won Best Direction and Best New Director at genre festival Sitges and also played at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
Neon plans to release the film theatrically this spring before an exclusive streaming premiere on Shudder later this year.
The film stars Matilda Lutz (“Rings”) as Jen, a pretty young woman who goes on vacation at a remote desert villa with her millionaire boyfriend (Kevin Janssens). But their romantic weekend goes off the rails when her lover’s hunting pals show up, triggering a wave of violence.
“Revenge” plunges Jen into an arid, drug-induced hell, but one she resolves to emerge from, leaving a tidal wave of righteous violence in her wake.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Neon on ‘Revenge’ and cannot wait to get the film in front of American audiences,“ Aurelie de Troyer, Shudder VP of Global Acquisitions and Co-Productions, said in a statement.
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