Source: Sundance Film Festival


Neon has picked up North American rights from WME Independent and Fifth Season to Sundance selection Eileen starring Thomasin McKenzie and Anne Hathaway.

William Oldroyd’s follow-up to Lady Macbeth is based on the 2015 debut novel by Ottessa Moshfegh, who adapted the screenplay with Luke Goebel.

Eileen is set during a bitter 1964 Massachusetts winter as the eponymous young secretary becomes enchanted by the glamorous new counsellor at the prison where she works.

Their budding friendship takes a twisted turn when the older woman reveals a dark secret, sending Eileen down a sinister path. Rounding out the cast are Shea Whigham, Marin Ireland, and Owen Teague. 

Fifth Season and Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman, Stefanie Azpiazu, and Peter Cron produced alongside Luke Goebel and Moshfegh’s Omniscient Productions, and Oldroyd, with backing from Film4.

Neon will release the film theatrically this autumn.