Searchlight Pictures has closed a worldwide rights deal for David Bruckner’s horror film “The Night House,” Searchlight announced Thursday.
TheWrap had previously reported that Searchlight was nearing a $12 million deal for the film that stars Rebecca Hall, Evan Jonigkeit, Stacy Martin and Sarah Goldberg, and was written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski. It follows a widow (Hall) who begins to uncover her recently deceased husband’s secrets.
The film screened as part of the Midnight program at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Producers are Phantom Four’s David Goyer and Keith Levine, and Anton’s John Zois. Executive Producers are Bruckner, François Callens, Collins, Hall, George Paaswell, Piotrowski, and Anton founder Sébastien Raybaud.
“The Night House’ instantly drew us in,” Searchlight Pictures Chairmen Nancy Utley and Steve Gilula said. “David Bruckner’s masterful direction creates an unrelenting suspense thriller anchored by an astonishing performance by Rebecca Hall.”
Bruckner added: “Searchlight is a beacon of quality and inspired curation. To be working with them on ‘The Night House’ is nothing short of a dream come true.”
Bruckner is best known for his Netflix hit horror film “The Ritual,” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017. His other credits include the TV series “Creepshow” and the short titled “Talk Show.”
Hall’s credits include “Professor Marston & the Wonder Women,” “The Dinner,” “Holmes & Watson,” “Iron Man 3,” “Christine” and “Vicky Christina Barcelona.”