Christopher Smith’s upcoming horror The Banishing has sold to multiple key territories for sales outfit WestEnd Films.
The Jokers, who are co-producing the project with WestEnd, has now come onboard to distribute in France, while deals are also done for Germany and Switzerland (Koch Media), Latin America (Leda), Middle East (ECS), Taiwan (Vie Vision), Malaysia and the Philippines (Suraya), Indonesia (PT Prima) and Vietnam (Blue Lantern).
Screen can also unveil a first look at Jessica Brown Findlay in the film, which stars her alongside Sean Harris, John Heffernan, and John Lynch.
Set in the 1930s, The Banishing tells the story of a young reverend and his wife and daughter who move into a manor with a horrifying secret. When a vengeful spirit haunts the little girl and threatens to tear the family apart, the reverend is forced to confront his beliefs - he must turn to black magic by seeking the help of a famous Occultist or risk losing his daughter.
Producers on the film are Jason Newmark and Laurie Cook alongside Maya Amsellem and Sharon Harel-Cohen from WestEnd Films and The Jokers’ Manuel Chiche and Violaine Barbaroux.
The project is in post-production and WestEnd is screening footage to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin this week.