AMC+ and RLJE Films have acquired North American rights to Silent Night featuring an ensemble cast led by Keira Knightley ahead of the dark comedy’s Toronto world premiere in Gala Presentations on September 16.
The AMC Networks stablemates plan a day-and-date release in December on Camille Griffin’s directorial debut from Maven Pictures and Marv Films about a group of friends who gather for an eventful Christmas dinner as the world is about to end.
The cast includes Matthew Goode, Roman Griffin Davis, Annabelle Wallis, Lily-Rose Depp, Ṣọpé Dìrísù, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Lucy Punch, Rufus Jones and Trudie Styler.
Endeavor Content handles international sales at TIFF and has struck deals with Altitude for the UK, Metropolitan for France, Leone for Italy, Capelight Pictures for Germany, Sena for Iceland, and Salim Ramia for Middle East.
In other deals Bir Film acquired Silent Night for Turkey, Paradise for CIS, Nonstop Entertainment for Scandinavia, Empire for South Africa, Ascot Elite for Switzerland, Spentzos for Greece, Falcon for Indonesia, Presidio for Japan, Cai Chang for Taiwan, and BF Distribution/Paris Filmes for Latin America.
Matthew Vaughn, Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray produced and executive producers are Claudia Vaughn, Peter Morton, Stephen Marks, Carlos Peres, Adam Bohling, David Reid, Hélène Théodoly, Audra LaBrosse and Pietro Greppi.
RLJE chief acquisitions officer Mark Ward brokered the deal on behalf of RLJE and AMC+ with Endeavor Content on behalf of the filmmakers.