Cannes: Zoe Kazan's 'There Are Monsters' Acquired by A24 for U.S. Release

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Writer-director Bryan Bertino's horror film and follow-up to 'The Strangers' is being sold on the Croisette by Embankment Films.

A24 has picked up the U.S. rights to the Zoe Kazan-starring horror film There Are Monsters.

The deal for director Bryan Bertino's follow-up to The Strangers was unveiled at Cannes by the film's producers: Atlas Independent, a subsidiary of Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment, and Unbroken Pictures. Embankment Films is selling the feature to international buyers starting in Cannes.

There Are Monsters stars Kazan as a mother with a terrified young daughter. They're both trapped and tormented by a merciless creature. William Green and Aaron L. Ginsburg of Atlas Independent will produce the film, which is set to shoot this summer in Ottawa, Ontario.

Adrienne Biddle of Unbroken Pictures also will share the producer credits. Atlas Entertainment’s Richard Suckle will executive produce alongside Sonny Mallhi, who executive produced The Strangers, as well as House at the End of the Street and The Roommate.

UTA Independent Film Group brokered the A24 and Embankment deal on behalf of the producers. Bertino is represented by UTA. Kazan is represented by UTA and Washington Square Films.

A24 is owned by Guggenheim Partners, which owns the parent company of The Hollywood Reporter.

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