IFC Films and Shudder have acquired the rights to Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Spooky Pictures’ “Late Night With the Devil,” covering North America, the United Kingdom and Ireland. The supernatural horror will also stream on Shudder at a later date.
“’Late Night With The Devil’ is an exhilarating demonstration of how the horror genre continues to present new and exciting storytelling. We’re delighted to partner with Cameron and Colin, Image Nation, and Spooky Pictures on the release of the film as we continue to work with some of the industry’s most talented filmmakers,” said Emily Gotto, Shudder’s vice president of global acquisitions and co-productions, said in a statement.
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Australian filmmakers Cameron and Colin Cairnes wrote, directed and edited “Late Night With the Devil.” David Dastmalchian — known for his roles in “The Suicide Squad” and “Oppenheimer” — will star as the charismatic late night talk show host Jack Delroy, whose live broadcast begins to unleash evil into living rooms across the nation.
The film premiered at South by Southwest to critical acclaim and recently won best screenplay at Sitges Film Festival, in addition to best feature film and best lead performance for Dastmalchian at Toronto After Dark.
“Playing Jack Delroy in ‘Late Night With the Devil’ was a once-in-a-lifetime role that haunted me and changed the way I look at my work forever. IFC Films and Shudder are the perfect partners to bring this film to audiences. I’m so grateful to the Cairnes brothers for their craftsmanship and to all of the festival fans who have created an incredible rumble about ‘Late Night With the Devil!'” Dastmalchian said in a statement.
“Late Night With the Devil” is produced by Derek Dauchy, Mat Govoni, Steven Schneider, Roy Lee, Adam White, John Molloy and Dastmalchian for Image Nation Abu Dhabi, Spooky Pictures, Future Pictures and Good Fiend Films.
The film was negotiated by Cinetic Media on behalf of the filmmakers and Emily Gotto and Adam Koehler on behalf of IFC Films and Shudder. AGC is representing international sales of the film at the American Film Market.
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