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2017 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Patrick Brice’s Creep 2

We had an inkling that Patrick Brice would shore up at Sundance back in 2015, but we hadn’t the faintest idea that The Overnight would be the huge break-out smash knee-slapper audience favorite that it was. Interestingly, his menage a quatre comedy would precede the theatrical release of the directorial outing, that in a cosmically oddball way became Brice’s raison d’etre. When co-creator Mark Duplass announced that there was a lot more to be extracted from the Craigslist ad narrative that was Creep, with Plus One being mentioned as his next project, we didn’t know how soon we’d encounter a second instalment. With production having taken place this August, if jettisoned into shape with the same micro-budget appeal, Creep 2 starring Duplass and Desiree Akhavan could have an early 2017 playdate.

 

 

Gist: Co-written by Mark Duplass and Brice, we’ll be seeing Duplass reprises the role in the original and meets a character played by Desiree Akhavan.

Production Co./Producers: Carolyn Craddock.

Prediction: Park City at Midnight would be the only space for this one. SXSW would of course receive the second instalment as well.

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. TBD (domestic). ICM and Submarine (international)

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury 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 was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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