Can Evrenol's HOUSEWIFE Coming This Fall From RLJE Films!
If you've ever been to a film festival before, you may have experienced a bit of what I experienced with Can Evrenol's sophomore feature Housewife. And that is, it was my favorite film of 2017, despite it not having been widely released yet. As Ghastly Grinning compiled our own 2017 Year End Round Up's, I always wanted to include Housewife, even as an asterisk just to say "Hey, I don't know when this is being released but I can't not recognize what I saw." It was like an amalgamation of everything I loved about Italian Horror cinema, from the kaleidoscopic colors, to dream logic on dream logic on dream logic, to visceral scenes of carnage that one thought could only be birthed from the imaginations of Lucio Fulci or Dario Argento.
But now...all that's changed.
RLJE Entertainment, the company that has brought us Brawl in Cell Block 99 and the upcoming Nic Cage Rage Fest Mandy, has just acquired the rights to domestically distribute Housewife this fall!
RLJE FILMS ACQUIRES “HOUSEWIFE”
RLJE Films to Release the Horror Film in 2018
LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2018 – RLJE Films, a brand of RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE), has acquired all North American rights to the horror film Housewife. Directed by Can Evrenol (Baskin), who also co-wrote the film with Cem Özüduru, the film stars Clementine Poidatz (Shut-In) and David Sakurai (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald). RLJE Films plans to release the film in the fall of 2018.
“We’re truly excited to bring Housewife to audiences,” said Ward. “Housewife has been well-received by horror fans in Europe and North America at various film festivals and the word of mouth has been tremendous.”
In Housewife, young Holly's sister and father are killed by her frantic mother. Years later, Holly is married, lonely, and her life is soon about take a turn for the ultra-weird, when she visits the leader of the "Umbrella of Love and Mind."
Housewife had its world premiere at L’Etrange Festival in France and was an official selection at the SITGES International Film Festival, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival and the Vancouver, Portland and Denver International Film Festivals, winning “Best Director” award at Melbourne’s MonsterFest.
Housewife was produced by Metin Anter (Butterflies), Müge Büyüktalas (Baskin) and Erhan Ozogul (Yaşamın Kıyısında). Clément Lepoutre, Gary Farkas and Olivier Muller of Vixens are associate producers on the film.
Ward and Jess De Leo from RLJE negotiated the deal with Nate Bolotin at XYZ Films on behalf of the filmmakers.
ABOUT RLJ ENTERTAINMENT
RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) is a premium digital channel company serving distinct audiences primarily through its popular OTT branded channels, Acorn TV (British TV) and UMC (Urban Movie Channel), which have rapidly grown through development, acquisition, and distribution of its exclusive rights to a large library of international and British dramas, independent feature films and urban content. RLJE’s titles are also distributed in multiple formats including broadcast and pay television, theatrical and non-theatrical, DVD, Blu-ray, and a variety of digital distribution models (including EST, VOD, SVOD and AVOD) in North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Additionally, through Acorn Media Enterprises, its UK development arm, RLJE co-produces and develops new programs and owns 64% of Agatha Christie Limited.
For more information, please visit RLJEntertainment.com, Acorn.tv, and UMC.tv.
RLJE Films’ recent and upcoming features include Brawl in Cell Block 99 starring Vince Vaughn and written and directed by S. Craig Zahler, I Kill Giants with Zoe Saldana and Madison Wolfe, and Terminal starring Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg and Mike Myers. www.us.rljentertainment.com.