EXCLUSIVE: On the eve of the market CEO Brian O’Shea has added international rights to a horror feature produced by the team behind Oscar winner The Lives Of Others.
Warner Bros holds German rights to Friend Request and WME Global represents US rights heading into the AFM.
Simon Verhoeven wrote the screenplay to the story about a Facebook curse that terrorises a college community.
Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo and Brit Morgan are among the cast.
The Lives Of Others producers Quirin Berg and Max Wiedemann of Wiedemann & Berg Film produce the project. Their credits include the much fancied hacker thriller Who Am I – No System Is Safe that premiered at Toronto 2014.
“The film’s cast and concept are very strong in addition to a high production value, allowing for a relevant theatrical hook to attract young film goers,” said O’Shea.
”Friend Request is right in line with such current hits as Unfriended, Ouija, and Sinister. It’s scary as hell and can play theatrically around the world.”