Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) has acquired all domestic and international media rights to Tze Chun’s COLD COMES THE NIGHT, starring Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), and Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus). The film also stars Ursula Parker (Louie) and Leo Fitzpatrick (The Wire).
Currently in post-production, COLD COMES THE NIGHT is directed by Tze Chun, and written by Tze Chun, Osgood Perkins, and Nick Simon (Removal). Chun’s acclaimed debut feature, Children of Invention, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won 17 festival awards. COLD COMES THE NIGHT opens in the UK on September 20th, 2013
Chun’s film tells the story of a struggling motel owner (Eve) who, along with her daughter (Parker), is taken hostage by a career criminal (Cranston) as he attempts to retrieve his cash package from a crooked cop (Marshall-Green). Everyone gets in over their heads, and a series of double-crosses leaves a string of dead bodies in this pulse-pounding story about desperation and survival.
The film is produced by Mynette Louie of Syncopated Films and Trevor Sagan of Sasquatch Films. It was financed by Three Point Capital, Whitewater Films, and Cherry Sky Films, and executive produced by Scott Halle, Rick Rosenthal, Nick Morton, Jacob Pechenik, and Ali Jazayeri. Lauren Craniotes, Vice President of Production for SPWA, is overseeing the film for SPWA.
UTA Independent Film Group and Andre Des Rochers of Gray Krauss Stratford Des Rochers LLP represented the filmmakers in negotiating the deal with SPWA’s Executive Vice President of Business Affairs, Michael Helfand. Chun is represented by WME. Eve is represented by Untitled Entertainment, UTA and Independent Talent. Cranston is represented by UTA. Marshall-Green is represented by 3 Arts and CAA.