RLJE Films Acquires Maisie Williams-Led The Owners
While fans are still waiting for her long-delayed performance in The New Mutants, Maisie Williams’ upcoming thriller The Owners is making progress to get to fans as RJLE Films has acquired the film for a theatrical and VOD release later this year, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film, co-written by Julius Berg and Matthieu Gompel and directed by Berg in his debut, follows Williams as a young woman who finds herself in the middle of a nightmare when her boyfriend plots to commit a burglary with his friend, only for things to take a deadly turn. When the elderly couple who own the home return early, the tables are turned and the young thieves engage in a game of cat-and-mouse to escape from a worse nightmare than being arrested.
Alongside Williams, the cast for the film features Jake Curran (Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead), Ian Kenny (Dublin Murders), Andrew Ellis (Teen Spirit), Sylvester McCoy (The Hobbit trilogy) and Rita Tushingham (Doctor Zhivago).
“Coming off the unprecedented success of Game of Thrones, we’re excited to work with Maisie Williams and the other talented filmmakers and cast members who certainly brought their A game to produce an amazing thriller,” Mark Ward, chief acquisitions officer at RLJE Films, said in a statement.
The Owners was produced by Alain de la Mata and Christopher Granier-Deferre, with Brahim Chioua, Gregory Strouk, Eric Tavitian, Frederic Fiore and Pepe Boye sharing co-producer roles and Nate Bolotin and Maxime Cottray executive producing. The film is set to theaters and VOD sometime this fall.