Anchor Bay 'Out' and about for Christmas


Anchor Bay Entertainment has picked up the Kim Basinger suspense thriller "While She Was Out" for distribution.

The film will be released theatrically Dec. 12, with a national DVD release in 2009.

Susan Montford wrote and directed the movie, which was produced by Don Murphy and executive produced by Guillermo del Toro.

In the film set around the holidays, Basinger stars as a suburban housewife stalked by a group of young thugs led by a manipulative psychopath (Lukas Haas). She fights for her life armed with only a toolbox.

This year, Anchor Bay has released in theaters "Surfer, Dude" with Matthew McConaughey; "The Grand," with Woody Harrelson; and "Sex and Death 101," with Simon Baker.

The company hopes that counterprogramming "Out" in December will attract audiences. (partialdiff)