Berlin 2012: HanWay, CAA Touting ‘The Darkness,’ Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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Latest horror film from Daniel Stamm, the director of "The Last Exorcism."


BERLIN -- Buyers landing in Berlin for the start of the European Film Market are to be horrified by the prospect of The Darkness, the next movie from Daniel Stamm, the director of The Last Exorcism, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Written by Megan Holley, the movie is being touted to acquisition executives by U.K. sales and finance banner HanWay Film across international territories and by CAA for U.S. rights. CAA reps Stamm and Winstead.

Scheduled to shoot in Europe this summer the film is produced by Occupant Entertainments’ Joe Neurauter and Felipe Marino and Ben Forkner of Management 360.

XYZ Films will be executive producing and HanWay and XYZ Films have teamed with the producers to mount the production.

The script details the story of a young American student who is looking after the two children of her charismatic tutor in a remote English Manor House. When their lives are threatened by mysterious events, she comes to believe that she and the children are being haunted.

The Winstead starrer Smashed unspooled during this year's Sundance FilmFestival and was snapped up by Sony Pictures Classics.

Her resume also boasts turns in The Thing, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof.

Next up for Winstead is a role in Timur Bekmambetov’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter opposite Dominic Cooper.

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