Saban Films has picked up North American rights to Richard Bates Jr.’s home invasion thriller Tone-Deaf ahead of its world premiere at SXSW this month.
Robert Patrick and Amanda Crew star in the darkly comic critique of the culture climate that centres on a millennial who, after losing her job and reeling from her latest dysfunctional relationship, takes off for a weekend in the country.
There she discovers the dark underbelly of rural America as the rents a country house from an old-fashioned widower who happens to be a psychopath.
Circle of Confusion’s Lawrence Mattis served as producer on Tone-Deaf with Brad Mendelsohn and Matt Smith, and Best Medicine Productions’ Brion Hambel and Paul Jensen.
Saban Films negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers. Lightning Entertainment’s James C. Walker and Andrew Brown and Hindsight Media’s James Swarbrick are the executive producers along with James Scott, Tim Smith and Tracey McCarrick.
Saban Films announced in Sundance a partnership on Kevin Smith’s Jay And Silent Bob Reboot, and boarded at script stage the sequel to the 2001 comedy Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back.
Upcoming releases include: The Haunting Of Sharon Tate starring Hilary Duff; American Dreamer starring Jim Gaffigan; The Professor starring Johnny Depp; and A Vigilante with Olivia Wilde.