EXCLUSIVE: Following its world premiere on the Toronto Movie Pageant, UK horror movie A Banquet has bought to Signature for the UK, Eire, Australia and New Zealand.
The deal was negotiated between Signature’s Elizabeth Williams and Hanway’s Nicole Mackey. Launch is about for 2022.
A Banquet follows widowed mom Holly (performed by Resident Evil actress Sienna Guillory) who’s pushed to breaking level when her daughter Betsey (Jessica Alexander, Get Even) develops an excessive consuming dysfunction. She claims she has skilled a profound enlightenment the place her physique is in service to the next energy. Plagued by Betsey’s sickness, her household are confronted with an agonising dilemma, torn between love and concern, and Holly is compelled to confront the boundaries of her personal perception. Additionally starring are Ruby Stokes (Bridgerton) and Lindsay Duncan (About Time).
The film will subsequent play on the BFI London Movie Pageant within the Cult strand. IFC Midnight beforehand picked up U.S. rights.
Directed by Scottish-born first time function director Ruth Paxton, the movie was written by Justin Bull and produced by Tea Store’s Leonora Darby, James Harris and Mark Lane, Riverstone Photos’ Nik Bower and REP8’s Laure Vaysse.
Signature have beforehand picked up HanWay movies together with First Love (2019), The Kindness of Strangers (2019), Samurai Marathon (2020), The Wolf Hour (2020) and Music (2021).