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HanWay visits The Guest

Latest feature from in-demand director Adam Wingard [pictured] to be introduced to buyers in Berlin this week.

HanWay Films will handle international sales on Adam Wingard’s The Guest, which sees Wingard reteam with writer Simon Barratt and Keith Calder and Jessica Wu of Snoot Entertainment.

Wingard’s latest feature is an action-thriller about a soldier on leave who befriends the family of a fallen comrade, only to become a threat to all around him when it’s revealed he’s hiding dangerous secrets from his past.

Principal photography on The Guest will begin in May in the Western United States. Calder and Wu will be producing along with Barrett.

HanWay will be introducing the project to buyers in Berlin this week. CAA represents US rights.

The Guest is Wingard’s follow-up to You’re Next which was picked up by Lionsgate who will be releasing it wide this August.

Thorsten Schumacher, managing director of HanWay Films commented: “We couldn’t be more excited to be reuniting with Adam, Simon, Jess and Keith - working with them on You’re Next was one of the most refreshing and exciting experiences for all of us at Hanway. After re-inventing horror, they are now giving the action genre a new spin and we are dead sure that The Guest will be an instant success and sell-out with our distributors worldwide.”

Wingard added: “As a filmmaker known for genre work, there’s no better way to tell the world that we are continually devoted to creating elevated works of art that also combine a thrilling and entertaining aesthetic than working with HanWay, a company responsible for delivering cutting edge films from the best filmmakers working today.”

In addition to The Guest, Wingard and Barrett are attached to Dead Spy Running at Warner Brothers.

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