Searchlight Pictures Picks Up Horror Flick ‘Nightbitch’

by Thomas Tuna

Who let the dog out?

Searchlight Pictures this week closed a deal for the global rights to Nightbitch–a new “darkly comic neo-horror film” that will start production in Los Angeles this September, according to a report in Deadline.

The movie–which does not yet have a release window–will eventually air as a Hulu original in the U.S., with additional debut plans to be announced at a later date.

The feature–which will star Academy Award nominee Amy Adams (American Hustle)–is written and directed by Marielle Heller (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), adapted from Rachel Yoder’s debut novel.

Nightbitch follows a woman “thrown into the stay-at-home routine of raising a toddler in the suburbs, who slowly embraces the feral power deeply rooted in motherhood,” according to the synopsis. “She becomes increasingly aware of the bizarre and undeniable signs that she may be turning into a canine.”

Adams and Heller will also produce the film alongside Stacy O’Neil, Anne Carey, Megan Ellison, Christina Oh, Adam Paulsen and Sue Naegle. Havilah Brewster and Sammy Scher will serve as executive producers.

Heller called Yoder’s novel a “darkly hilarious tale of motherhood and rage,” adding that “adapting it with Amy Adams has been the thing that has kept me going through the pandemic. It is a dream come true.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Nightbitch.


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