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It’s a Family Affair: A24 Gets into the Eggers Business with “The Front Room”

It’s a Family Affair: A24 Gets into the Eggers Business with “The Front Room”

There are other Egger filmmakers in the woodwork. Brothers to the filmmaker behind The Witch, The Lighthouse, The Northman, Screen Daily reports Max Eggers and Sam Eggers have began production on The Front Room — which is based on a short story found in Susan Hill’s The Travelling Bag. Unsurprisingly a film that falls in the horror wheelhouse, this will feature Brandy Norwood, Kathryn Hunter (The Tragedy Of Macbeth), Andrew Burnap and Neal Huff. A24 is distribute in the U.S. and is financing the film and will produce alongside another horror fiend in Babak Anvari, Lucan Toh, and Bryan Sonderman of Two & Two Pictures plus Julia Oh and David Hinojosa (Vox Lux, Zola, The World to Come and more recently Bodies Bodies Bodies) of 2AM.

Adapted from Susan Hill’s short story of the same name, follows a young, newly pregnant couple forced to take in an ailing stepmother who has long been estranged from the family.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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