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A pack of international buyers is howling along to Werewolves Within.
The new comedy-horror film from director Josh Ruben (Scare Me), was snatched up by indie distributors across Europe, Asia, and Latin America following its premiere at Berlin’s all-virtual European Film Market earlier this month.
Based on a virtual reality video game by Ubisoft, Werewolves Within stars Veep alum Sam Richardson as Finn, a forest ranger assigned small town of Beaverfield. When a snowstorm traps Beaverfiled residents together inside the local inn, Finn and a postal worker Cecily (Milana Vayntrub), another recent arrival, must try to keep the peace and uncover the truth behind a series of gruesome murders that locals believe could be the result of a real-life werewolf.
Screenwriter and bestselling author Mishna Wolff (I’m Down) adapted the game for the screen.
Mister Smith signed deals for Werewolves Within with Signature Entertainment in the U.K., with Kismet for Australia/New Zealand, with Telepool in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, with BIM in Italy, Diamond Films in Spain, Portugal, and Latin America, with Central Partnership for CIS, Just Entertainment in Benelux, Mislabel in Scandinavia, and Jaguar Films in the Middle East. Other deals include with Shaw Renters in Singapore, Blitz in Ex-Yugoslavia, and Odeon S.A. for Greece and Cyprus. Other territories are still in negotiation.
IFC Has picked up Werewolves Within for North America, with a release planned for June 25.
“The fantastic response from international distributors is a sign of renewed confidence in the marketplace, and the eager anticipation of theatres re-opening soon,” said Mister Smith Entertainment’s CEO David Garrett. “Werewolves Within is the kind of funny, engaging entertainment that audiences are yearning for after months away from cinemas.”
Werewolves Within features an ensemble cast including George Basil, Sarah Burns, Michael Chernus, Catherine Curtain, Wayne Duvall, Harvey Guillen, Rebecca Henderson, Cheyenne Jackson, Michaela Watkins, and Glenn Fleshler.
The film was produced by Jason Altman, Margaret Boykin, and Andrew Lieberman for Ubisoft Film & Television; by Matt Miller, Natalie Metzger, and Benjamin Wiessner for Vanishing Angle; and by Sam Richardson.
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