Music Box Picks Up Horror Comedy 'Eddie - The Sleepwalking Cannibal'

3:37 AM PST 08/07/2012 by Scott Roxborough

The U.S. indie distributor also nabs thriller "The Silence" from German sales outfit Global Screen.

Music Box Films has picked up two new titles for U.S. release from German sales outfit Global Screen: the Canadian-Danish horror comedy Eddie - The Sleepwalking Cannibal, written and directed by Boris Rodriguez; and acclaimed Swiss thriller The Silence from director Baran bo Odar.

Eddie stars Danish actor Thure Lindhardt (Angels and Demons) as Lars, an avant-garde Danish artist who becomes an artist-in-residence at a small Canadian art college. There he is inspired by a somnambulant student Eddie (Dylan Smith) whose nocturnal meanderings leave a bloody trail. The black comedy had its North American premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

The Silence is a psychological thriller based on the best-seller by Jan Costin Wagner about a brutal murder and a copycat killing 23 years later. It features European stars Katrin Sass (Goodbye, Lenin!), Ulrich Thomsen (The Celebration), Burghart Klaussner (The White Ribbon) and Wotan Wilke Mohring (Soul Kitchen). 

Both deals were negotiated by Edward Arentz and William Schopf of Music Box and Sonia Mehandjiyska of Global Screen.

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