Starve Acre, the chilling folks horror from British author and director Daniel Kokotajlo (Apostasy) and starring Morfydd Clark (The Rings of Energy) and Matt Smith (The Crown), has landed U.S. and U.Ok offers.
Cornerstone has closed gross sales on a number of territories on the movie, with Brainstorm Media buying distribution rights for North America and BFI Distribution choosing it up for the the U.Ok. and Eire. The offers had been finalized following the movie’s world premiere on the BFI London Movie Competition the place it screened In competitors. Further offers embody X Verleih (Germany and Switzerland), Blitz (Ex-Yugoslavia), Galapagos (Poland), Entrance Row (Center East), Klockworx (Japan) and Terry Steiner (Airways).
Written and directed by Kokotajlo and his second characteristic following his critically lauded debut characteristic Apostasy, Starve Acre is predicated on the guide by Andrew Michael Hurly and is ready in rural England within the Nineteen Seventies. The story follows a pair whose seemingly idyllic household life is thrown into turmoil when their son begins performing out of character. At Starve Acre, their distant household residence, archaeologist Richard buries himself in exploring a folkloric delusion that the traditional oak tree on their land is imbued with phenomenal powers. Whereas Juliette turns to the area people to seek out some sort of peace, Richard obsessively digs deeper. An sudden discovery quickly occupies the couple’s consideration and darkish and sinister forces, unwittingly allowed into the house, supply a disturbing risk of reconnection between them.
A Home Productions movie, Starve Acre was produced by Tessa Ross, Juliette Howell, Derrin Shlesinger and Emma Duffy. It was developed with BBC Movie and is funded by Entry Leisure along with BBC Movie and the BFI, awarding Nationwide Lottery funding. The movie’s music was written by Matthew Herbert.
“A powerful tribute to the British folks horror custom which has all the time been in BFI Distribution’s DNA, Starve Acre can be a splendidly authentic movie,” mentioned Laura Dos Santos, BFI Distribution’s acquisitions supervisor. “It is going to enthral a variety of tastes within the UK and in Eire – style followers, cinephiles and past.”
Talking to The Hollywood Reporter forward of the premiere, Clark mentioned returning to horror following her breakout in Saint Maud, saying that Kokotajlo had approached her after watching the movie and that it was “good to be seen as spooky and freaky.”
Cornerstone will deal with gross sales for the remaining territories on the upcoming American Movie Market the place they’re additionally representing two Kiah Roache-Turner titles, Beast of Struggle and Sting, in addition to Mike Leigh’s untitled 2023 venture, Polly Steele’s magical romance 4 Letters of Love starring Pierce Brosnan, Helena Bonham Carter and Gabriel Byrne and Euros Lyn’s vampire black comedy The Radleys starring Damian Lewis and Kelly Macdonald.