Lionsgate acquires US rights of You're Next

MUMBAI: Lionsgate, a leading global entertainment company, has acquired the US and Canadian distribution rights of Your‘re Next.

Directed by Adam Wingard from a script by Simon Barrett, the film is a petrifying horror story starring Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg, A.J. Bowen, Nicholas Tucci and Barbara Crampton.

In Your‘re Next, during a family reunion getaway, the Davison family comes under a sadistic attack. When Crispian Davison (Bowen) brings his new girlfriend (Vinson) along to celebrate the wedding anniversary of his parents (Moran and Crampton), the family‘s evening together is shattered when a gang of mysterious killers begin to hunt the family down with brutal precision. Unfortunately for the killers however, one of the victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.

Jason Constantine negotiated the deal on behalf of Lionsgate with Eda Kowan, SVP of Acquisitions and Co-Productions, and Wendy Jaffe, the Acquisitions and Co-Production team‘s EVP of Business & Legal Affairs.

"This project represents everything that we look for in a horror film," explains Jason Constantine, who negotiated the deal, of the company‘s decision to acquire the film. "It is a celebration of its genre, featuring top notch performances from a sophisticated script, brilliantly directed, that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats - when they‘re not jumping out of them," he added.

Additionally, the distribution company has acquired Red Granite Pictures‘ Friends With Kids. The film has been produced by Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland‘s Red Granite Pictures with Jennifer Westfeldt and Jon Hamm‘s Points West Pictures, producer Jake Kasdan and Locomotive led by Joshua Astrachan and Lucy Barzun Donnelly. Red Granite is also handling international sales.

The film is Westfeldt‘s directorial debut, following the two critically acclaimed independent films that she previously wrote and starred in, KISSING JESSICA STEIN and IRA & ABBY.

Friends With Kids boasts of an ensemble cast of beloved actors with palpable chemistry, many of whom have appeared onscreen together in previous collaborations: Adam Scott, Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Chris O‘Dowd, Megan Fox and Edward Burns.

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