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Father Figure: Joel Edgerton is Patriarch in Trey Edwards Shults’ “It Comes At Night”

Deadline reports that recent Jeff Nichols’ muse Joel Edgerton will topline Trey Edwards Shults‘ It Comes At Night, the psychological horror thriller that the A24 folks backed a little more than a year ago. David Kaplan joins Krisha producers Justin R. Chan, Chase Joliet and Wilson Smith to produce the project. No production date has been set, but we imagine this will begin lensing this summer.


Gist: This is about a father who will stop at nothing to protect his wife and son from a malevolent, mysterious presence terrorizing them right outside their doorstep.

Worth Noting: Shults must have a great bookshelf weights…he landed both the SXSW Grand Jury Award and Audience Award, and added the Indie Spirit John Cassavetes Award.

Do We Care?: Shults shot out of the gates with a debut harkening back to the “film titular performance and its similarities to Gena Rowland’s famed unraveling in the arduous A Woman Under the Influence (1974),” this is a sophomore project we’ve been eagerly awaiting and can look forward to somewhere in 2017.

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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