EXCLUSIVE: Natasha Lyonne co-stars in Antibirth execed by Jeff Rice.

UK sales outfit Kaleidoscope has boarded international rights to US horror Antibirth, set to star Orange is the New Black actress Natasha Lyonne and Chloe Sevigny.

Currently in pre-production, readying for a shoot in August 2014, the film charts the story of a wild-eyed stoner living in a barren desert community who seems to be growing pregnant as rumours of aliens spread.

Executive producer on the horror is Lone Survivor and End of Watch exec Jeff Rice.

The deal was signed by Kaleidoscope’s director of international sales and acquisition Caroline Stern with Traverse Media’s Cole Payne, who is also producing. 

Stern commented: “We’re excited to be supporting the work of an excellent director and producer team. The screenplay sets itself out from the crowd and Natasha and Chloe are perfect cast choices to bring it to life.”

Payne added: “Writer and director Danny Perez is a special filmmaker the industry should watch.  His vision for the film truly reminds me of Cronenberg’s The Fly.” 

Kaleidoscope’s Cannes slate includes Rutger Hauer thriller RPG, WWI film No Man’s Land, well-received Sundance doc We Are the Giant and remaining territories on former Focus International title Last Days on Mars.