STX Closing Big Deal For Scott Cooper Psychological Horror ‘A Head Full Of Ghosts’ With Margaret Qualley
EXCLUSIVE: STXfilms is closing a excessive seven-figure multi-territory pre-buy for Scott Cooper-directed psychological horror A Head Full Of Ghosts, which is able to star Margaret Qualley (As soon as Upon a Time…in Hollywood).
STX will distribute within the U.S. and UK and, prefer it did on Gunpowder Milkshake final month, teamed up with its output companions in Latin America (Solar), Canada (Elevate) and Benelux (The Searchers) to amass these markets as nicely. Partnering up offers the patrons a greater probability of heading off the deep-pocketed streamers.
The movie is backed by Cross Creek, Workforce Downey and The Allegiance Theater. CAA Media Finance repped the U.S. rights whereas Mad River launched international gross sales on the European Movie Market in Berlin final month.
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Pic is an adaptation of Paul Tremblay’s in style horror novel, and Cooper is revising the present draft. The movie sees a younger girl recount to a journalist the terrifying story of how her household was publicly ripped aside 20 years prior by her teenage sister’s mysterious affliction. Extra casting is underway.
Berlin turned out to be a buoyant market in the long run. Between Netflix’s splash for The Good Nurse, Searchlight grabbing Good, AGC’s sell-out on Little America, STX’s offers for this movie and Gunpowder Milkshake and a number of eye-catching offers on its gross sales slate, it was a greater than common EFM. The hope has been that Cannes might observe go well with.
Qualley can be coming off Fosse/Verdon, The Leftovers and Berlin opener My Salinger 12 months. Cooper most just lately directed the Keri Russell-Jessie Plemons-starrer Antlers.
A Head Full Of Ghosts is being produced by Daniel Dubiecki and Lara Alameddine of the Allegiance Theater, Susan Downey of Workforce Downey, Tyler Thompson of Cross Creek, Cooper and David Gambino. Robert Downey Jr is exec producing.
The movie marks the second collaboration for Cooper and Cross Creek, after the Johnny Depp-starrer Black Mass for Warner Bros that grossed $99M worldwide. Cross Creek’s different forays within the psychological thriller house embrace Black Swan and Girl in Black. Cross Creek simply wrapped the Aaron Sorkin-directed Trial of the Chicago 7, with Paramount releasing within the fall, and the Vin Diesel-starrer Bloodshot.