Netflix Buys Sundance Midnight Thriller ‘His House’ Ahead of Festival

Beatrice Verhoeven

A day before the Sundance Film Festival begins, Netflix acquired the global rights to the Midnight thriller “His House,” an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.

Remi Weekes wrote and directed the film that is set to premiere on Monday in the Midnight section. Weekes wrote the script with Felicity Evans and Toby Venables.

The film stars Wunmi Mosaku (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”) and Sope Dirisu (“The Huntsman: Winter’s War”). It follows a young refugee couple that escapes Sudan and tries to adjust to their new life in a small English town. Soon, however, an evil force starts to surface.

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Producers are New Regency’s Arnon Milchan, Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee, Martin Gentles and Edward King of Starchild Pictures and Aidan Elliott, in association with BBC. New Regency’s Yariv Milchan, Michael Schaefer and Natalie Lehmann, BBC Films’ Eva Yates, Stuart Manashil and Steven Schneider are executive producers.

“His House” marks Weekes’ feature film directorial debut. Weekes directed his first short film “Tickle Monster,” which had its U.S. premiere at SXSW last year. He is also a co-founder of Tell No One, a production company specializing in experimental short-form video content.

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Netflix has already been busy ahead of Sundance. Last week, the streamer acquired the documentary “Mucho Mucho Amor,” ahead of its Jan. 24 premiere at the festival.

Deadline first reported the news.

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