Well Go USA has acquired the English language rights to “Freaks” for around $2 million at the Toronto International Film Festival, an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.
Zach Lipovsky and Adam Stein directed the psychological thriller from their script, and the distributor is planning a theatrical release for it.
The film made its debut at the festival on Saturday and stars Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Lexy Colker and Amanda Crew. It follows a girl who discovers a bizarre and threatening new world behind her front door after she escapes from her paranoid father.
Producers on the project include Lipovsky, Stein, Jordan Barber and Mitchell Waxman. Executive producers are M. Alan Stein, Phil Kim, Eliazbeth Costa de Beauregard Rose and Rick Alyea.
Mihal Abou-Sayed, Omar Abou-Sayed, Nessa Aref, Dena Bloomgarden Stein, Esther Cohen, Elana Diaz and Rafael Diaz are co-executive producers.
Well Go USA’s most recently released films like “The Witness,” “Big Brother,” “The Great Battle” and “Afraid.” The distributor is next set to release “Iceman 2” and “Cut Throat City,” directed by RZA.
CAA Media Finance and Gersh negotiated the sale.
Deadline first reported the news.