Another Sundance alumni who broke out big at the fest with Under the Shadow, Babak Anvari quickly lined up a pair of projects with this psychological horror film first in line. Principal photography on the untitled project commenced back in April in New Orleans with Armie Hammer, Dakota Johnson, Zazie Beetz and Karl Glusman to boot. With Annapurna stamping this with a March release, perhaps Sundance is in the cards.
Gist: Based on book The Visible Filth by Nathan Ballingrud, the story follows a New Orleans bartender whose life begins to unravel after a series of disturbing and inexplicable events begins to happen when he picks up a phone left behind at his bar.
Production Co./Producers: Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison (Vice), AZA Films’ Christopher Topp, Two & Two Pictures’ Lucas Toh.
Prediction: Premieres section.
U.S. Distributor: Annapurna Pictures – March 29, 2019 release.