AFM: Screen Media Takes 'Deep Murder' for North America

Deep Murder
Screen Media

Jerry O’Connell and Katie Aselton star in the comedy-horror film from director Nick Corirossi.

Screen Media has snatched up North American rights to Deep Murder, a comedy-horror film that marks Nick Corirossi's directorial debut.

Jerry O’Connell, Katie Aselton and Chris Redd star in the feature, which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in September.

Screen Media plans to give the film a multiplatform release in the first half of 2019.

Deep Murder is in the alternate reality of a tacky soft-core porn film, where a group of increasingly self-aware stock characters are up against a mysterious killer offing them one by one.

"I set out to make a film both funnier and more successful than Billionaire Boys Club and I have 100 percent accomplished that,” said Corirossi, citing Kevin Spacey's recent thriller, which infamously flopped. "Deep Murder is the The Phantom Menace of soft-core porn comedy horrors."

Deep Murder is produced by Dark Web Productions, Defiant Studios and Life Entertainment, in association with Slated. Eric B. Fleischman, Andrew Swett, Jesse Berger, Brent Johnson, Drew Foster, and Patrick McErlean produced, with Teddy Cabugos, Michael Yedwab, Craig Dobbin, Alan Sliper, Cary Anderson and Christopher McDonald as executive producers. Carl Braid is a co-executive producer and Josh Berger is co-producer.

The deal for Deep Murder was negotiated by Seth Needle at Screen Media, with ICM and CAA on behalf of the filmmakers.