February comes from director Osgood Perkins (son of Psycho star Anthony Perkins), and the film just had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Critics loved it, and while we wait for an official trailer to arrive, news of Perkins’ next film has just been revealed via Deadline:
Only days after A24 and DirecTV bought his well-reviewed horror film February out of the Toronto Film Festival, Osgood Perkins has decided on his next film and again will do it with Rob Paris. Perkins will write and direct I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House, about a young nurse named Lily who is hired as caretaker for an elderly best-selling author of ghost stories as she lives out her final days in her beloved country home. The only problem is that the home is host to a horrific ghost story of its own.
Paris’ Paris Film Inc will produce and co-finance through the recently announced venture with Robert Menzies’s Ottawa-based production shingle Zed Filmworks and Canadian real estate developer Alphonse Ghossein’s Go Insane Films.
Casting is under way to bring the project before the cameras in the spring. Paris and Menzies will produce, and Ghossein will executive produce. Paradigm, which reps Perkins, will handle North American rights.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to continue our collaboration with Osgood,” Paris and Menzies said. “February was as good an experience as we’ve ever had. And Pretty Thing is exactly what we’re looking for in our new venture – a smart, commercial and elegant filmmaker-driven story that will attract top talent.”
February, which starred Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka and Lucy Boyton, was acquired buy A24 after it premiered in the Vanguard section at TIFF. The film next opens Fantastic Fest on September 24 in Austin.