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Open Road Films is partnering with Liddell Entertainment for the U.S. release of Silent House, Chris Kentis and Laura Lau’s horror thriller starring Elizabeth Olsen. The movie is expected to hit theaters in the spring.
In the movie, which the Open Water team of Kentis and Lau directed from a screenplay by Lau based on the Uruguayan film La Casa Muda, written by Oscar Estevez, Olsen plays a young woman trapped inside her family’s crumbling lakeside house.
The deal represents the second teaming this month between new distributor Open Road and Liddell: Open Road will also serve as the U.S. distributor for Liddel’s The Grey, a survival thriller starring Liam Neeson and directed by Joe Carnahan.
“Silent House is sure to resonate with audiences and we are thrilled to partner with Liddell Entertainment to bring this film to theaters. It’s great to reunite with Chris and Laura whose unique filmmaking talents don’t just scare people, but leave them talking about a film for days,” said Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg, who was involved in the release of Open Water during his previous stint at Lionsgate, in announcing the deal along with Liddell CEO Mickey Liddell.
Silent House is produced by Agnes Mentre of Tazora Films. An Elle Driver presentation, executive producers are Adeline Fontan Tessaur, Eva Diederix and George Paaswel as well as Lynette Howell of Silverwood Films.
The deal was negotiated on behalf of Open Road by Ortenberg, general counsel and executive vp of operations and business affairs Elliott Kleinberg and senior vp of acquisitions Ben Cotner with CAA, Robert Darwell of Sheppard Mullin and Chad Reineke on behalf of Liddell Entertainment. Lau and Olsen are also repped by CAA and Generate.
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