Underground Austrian hit Goodnight Mommy will soon undergo the English-language treatment. According to Deadline, the 2014 psychological thriller with the supernatural twist will be remade in English and co-produced by studios Animal Kingdom and Playtime. Matt Sobel (2015’s critically-acclaimed Take Me To The River) has been attached to direct.
Goodnight Mommy focuses on two twin brothers who must deal with their mother and her heavily-bandaged face as a result of a recent plastic surgery procedure. As they interact more and more, it becomes clear to one of the twins that underneath the mask of gauze lies someone other than their mother. The film won critical applause after its North American premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, and continued to win over audiences worldwide as distribution spread. It was directed by the German team of Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, who would go on to work with Universal for another of their projects (entitled The Fortress) shortly afterwards. Franz and Fiala will be involved in the remake of Goodnight Mommy as executive producers.