Saban Films announced at AFM it has picked up US rights from Voltage Pictures to true-crime psychological thriller The Haunting Of Sharon Tate starring Hilary Duff.
Jonathan Bennett (Cheaper By The Dozen 2) and Lydia Hearst (Between Worlds) also star in the film, which follows the pregnant actor Sharon Tate (Duff), plagued by visions of death in the weeks leading up to her murder at the hands of the Manson Family in 1969.
Daniel Farrands wrote, directed and produced the film. Lucas Jarach and Eric Brenner also produced through Jim Jacobsen’s Skyline Entertainment, which fully financed the film.
“The Tate Murders remain a horrifying cultural fascination, even nearly 50 years after they occurred,” said Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley. “Hilary is mesmerising as Sharon Tate. This is a brutal and unsettling story.”
Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films with President and COO Jonathan Deckter for Voltage Pictures on behalf of filmmakers.
Most recently, Saban Films acquired James Marsh’s King Of Thieves starring Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay and Michael Gambon.