IFC Films and Shudder have snapped up the rights to the horror thriller AFM Late night with the deviltaking the film to North America, the United Kingdom, and Ireland in a deal with Cinetic Media.
IFC said it plans to release the film exclusively in theaters, with a subsequent streaming window on Shudder.
Directed by Australian filmmaker brothers Cameron and Colin Cairns (100 bloody acres, Intimidation campaign), Late at night with the devil Evoking the spirit and style of 70s horror classics such as… And exorcist And Rosemary’s baby. It tells the story of charismatic but ratings-challenged late-night talk show host Jack Delroy (Suicide squad star David Dastmalchian), who holds a satanic seance on live television and unexpectedly unleashes evil into the nation’s living rooms.
“Jack Delroy played in Late night with the devil “It was a once-in-a-lifetime role that haunted me and changed the way I look at my work forever,” Dastmalchian said. “IFC Films and Shudder are the perfect partners to bring this film to audiences. I am so grateful to the Cairns brothers for their craftsmanship and to all the festival fans who have built such incredible buzz around Late night with the devil!
The film premiered at SXSW and toured fantasy festivals, winning Best Screenplay at the Sitges Film Festival and several awards at Toronto After Dark, including Best Feature Film and Best Lead Performance for Dastmalchian.
“We are thrilled to partner with IFC Films and Shudder to participate Late night with the devil With wider audiences around the world,” Colin and Cameron Cairns said in a statement. “The success of the film’s international festival screening has exceeded our wildest expectations, and we can’t wait to begin the next exciting phase of the film’s journey with these amazing partners.”
The IFC/Shudder deal was negotiated by Cinetic Media on behalf of the filmmakers, Emily Goto and Adam Kohler on behalf of both companies. Stuart Ford’s AGC is handling international sales for the film, and held a special screening on Halloween night for buyers at AFM.
Late at night with the devil Produced by Derek Dawchy, Matt Giovone, Stephen Schneider, Roy Lee, Adam White, John Molloy, and David Dastmalchian for Image Nation Abu Dhabi, Spooky Pictures, Future Pictures, and Good Find Films.
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