Grindstone picks up Andrew Paquin's first film

'Open House' had its world premiere at Tribeca

CANNES -- Grindstone Entertainment Group, a division of Lionsgate, has acquired all North American distribution rights to writer-director Andrew Paquin's debut feature, "Open House." The psychological thriller had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April and is scheduled for release in August.

Brian Geraghty, Rachel Blanchard, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Tricia Helfer star in the story of a woman whose open house draws a pair of sociopaths who hide her away in her own home.

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Stonebrook Entertainment's Jack Schuster and Danny Roth produced the film along with Das Films' Mitchell Goldman. Das Films' Sriram Das and Grindstone's Barry Brooker and Stan Wertlieb are exec producers.

The deal was brokered by Schuster with Brooker and Wertlieb. Delphine Perrier of Stonebrook is repping the film internationally; it will screen Wednesday as part of the market.

Repped by Brett Etre Management, Andrew Paquin was a producer of the films "Blue State" and "New in Town."