Bavaria Film International will begin presales on its latest acquisition of writer-director Boris Rodriguez’s Eddie – The Sleepwalking Cannibal at the Marché du Film in Cannes.

The horror comedy stars Thure Lindhardt as a once-famous artist whose creativity now only comes at a high and bloody price. As a therapeutic measure, his agent sends him off to a small Canadian town in the sticks to teach art in the safety of a country retreat. Together with one of his students, Eddie (played by Dylan Smith), the artist embarks on nightly sleepwalking adventures and his creativity promptly receives fresh, blood-curdling impetus.

“Eddie pushes the boundaries of the horror genre and weaves together a story that blends gory friendship, love and, of course, sleepwalking cannibalism,” director Rodriguez says, describing his film as “fun, fresh, lighthearted and seriously twisted, the way a sleepwalking-cannibal movie should be.”

Shooting on the Canadian-Danish co-production wrapped at the end of March, and Bavaria will show the first footage from the film to buyers during Cannes.

Bavaria Film International’s sales lineup in Cannes this year includes Urszula Antoniak’s new feature Code Blue, which will have its world premiere in Directors’ Fortnight, and the market premiere of Paula van der Oest’s Black Butterflies, the winner of the Best Actress Award for Carice van Houten at last month’s Tribeca Film Festival.