Image Entertainment, Inc. has acquired all U.S. rights to Hilary Swank-starrer The Resident from Exclusive Media Group’s Hammer Films. In addition to two time Academy Award winner Swank, The Resident also stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen, P.S. I Love You), Hammer Films icon Sir Christopher Lee (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings, Dracula) and Lee Pace (A Single Man, The Good Shepherd). The film was directed by Antti Jokinen. Bill Bromiley, Chief Acquisitions Officer for Image Entertainment, made today’s announcement. The film will be released theatrically in Spring 2011.
The Resident tells the story of a beautiful young doctor (Swank) who begins a new life in Brooklyn after separating from her husband. Her stunning and spacious loft seems too good to be true, and when mysterious occurrences lead her to believe she’s not alone, she discovers the unthinkable… someone is watching her.
“The accomplished cast and creative team behind the film have done an extraordinary job in bringing this compelling and thrilling story to life,” stated Bromiley. “We are proud to be a part of the new Hammer family and excited to be working with the team at Exclusive Media with their exceptional track record.”
Simon Oakes, Vice Chairman of Exclusive and President & CEO of Hammer, said: “‘The Resident’ is another film in the grand tradition of Hammer that offers up quality genre pictures with big name talent, as is the case here with two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank. We look forward to working with the entire Image Entertainment team as we now take this film to audiences across the U.S.”
Exclusive Films International is handling foreign sales.