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NEON Lands Rights to ‘Possessor’

Deadline has a report that NEON has landed the U.S. rights to Brandon Cronenberg’s Possessor. Entertainment distribution label Well Go USA will handle the home release.

Possessor had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festical on January 25, 2020. The film stars Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean & Jennifer Jason Leigh.

The picture is described as:
Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough) is a corporate agent who uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies, driving them to commit assassinations for the benefit of the company. While she has a special gift for the work, her experiences on these jobs have caused a dramatic change in her, and in her own life, she struggles to suppress violent memories and urges. As her mental strain intensifies, she begins to lose control, and soon she finds herself trapped in the mind of a man (Christopher Abbott) whose identity threatens to obliterate her own. read more

Andrea Riseborough Added to Supernatural Thriller ‘Geechee’

The debut big-budget project from writer-director Dubois Ashong is really starting to take shape nicely.  Deadline is reporting that Andrea Riseborough (Mandy, Black Mirror) has agreed to a lead role in the upcoming feature Geechee.  She is the first one to be announced for the film, which is also the first wide-release effort from rookie Ashong (Where the Water Runs.)

Geechee tells the tale of Wren, a scientist that decides to abandon the city life with her son and settle in the remote islands off of the eastern coast of the US.  There she falls in love with the area and the residents, but soon discovers that potentially sinister forces and spirits are overtaking the world around her.  Co-producer Glendon Palmer is very supportive of the director’s vision.  “From treatment to script, Dubois has created a terrific supernatural thriller that is only elevated by the addition of the amazing Andrea Riseborough,” Palmer says. read more

Reboot of ‘The Grudge’ Pushed Back ‘Til Next Year

Originally slotted for release June of this year, Deadline is reporting that Sony has decided to push their reboot of The Grudge out until January 3rd of 2020 where, interestingly, Universal also currently has a spot for an untitled Blumhouse film (could it be the Universal/Blumhouse The Invisible Man that was announced today? – click here for that story).

The reboot of 2004’s The Grudge (which itself was a reboot of the 2003 Japanese Ju-on: The Grudge) is directed by Nicolas Pesce who gave us the incredible The Eyes of My Mother in 2016 and the upcoming Piercing.  The script for the 2020 reboot was written by Jeff Buhler who penned 2008’s Midnight Meat Train and 2019’s reboot of Pet Semetary and was later touched up by Nicolas Pesce. read more

Sam Raimi to Produce ‘The Grudge’ Reboot for Sony

Some grudges never die! Sony Pictures will be re-animating 2004’s The Grudge franchise in the form of a new “re-imagining” of the series.

Variety reports that Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will produce the new film for Ghost House in a co-production with Good Universe. Nicolas Pesce (writer/director of 2016’s disturbing film, The Eyes of My Mother) will write and direct the movie, and Demian Bichir (The Hateful Eight, The Nun) and Andrea Riseborough (Birdman, Oblivi0n) will star in lead roles in the new film. read more

Netflix Releases ‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 Trailer for ‘Crocodile’

Hot off of this past weekend’s trailer release for “Arkangel,” the upcoming Black Mirror Season Four episode directed by Jodie Foster, Netflix has continued to stoke the flames of hype for the franchise by releasing yet another trailer. This one is for an episode entitled “Crocodile,” and it features performances by Kiran Sonia Sawar, Andrea Riseborough (Bloodline), and Andrew Gower (Outlander). The episode will be directed by John Hillcoat (The Road, Triple 9). read more