Elisabeth Moss-Led Horror Run Rabbit Run Acquired by STX
Nearly two weeks after the Emmy-winning actress signed on to star in the project, Daina Reid’s horror-thriller Run Rabbit Run starring Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) has been acquired by STX Entertainment in the first major deal from the virtual Cannes market, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film, which is being penned by novelist Hannah Kent, will see Moss star as Sarah, a fertility doctor with a strong understanding of the cycle of life, in which a person is born, they live and they die, but when her young daughter Mia begins displaying increasingly strange and erratic behavior, she is forced to challenge her own beliefs and confront a ghost from her past.
“Elisabeth’s outstanding performance and the huge success of The Invisible Man make her a theatrical force to be reckoned with,” STXfilms motion picture group chairman Adam Fogelson said in a statement. “A genre film that reunites Elisabeth with The Handmaid’s Tale director Daina Reid is an incredible opportunity, and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this film together.”
Anna McLeish and Sarah Shaw of Carver Films, who developed the story concept with Kent, will produce the film alongside Moss and producing partner Lindsey McManus, while XYZ Films is currently set to executive produce the project. XYZ will also finance the production in conjunction with Screen Australia, with STX set to distribute the movie directly in the US, UK and Ireland via its STXfilms banner and handle worldwide sales via the STXinternational branch.
In addition to helming four episodes of the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning Hulu series led by Moss, Reid is well-known for her work on the small screen with directing episodes of HBO’s The Outsider, Amazon’s Upload and Netflix’s Space Force, amongst others.
This year has already seen two notable hits for Moss with the critical and commercial hit Invisible Man reboot from Leigh Whannell (Upgrade) and Blumhouse Productions, as well as the highly-acclaimed biopic drama Shirley centered on the eponymous author of The Haunting of Hill House. She will next be seen in Wes Anderson’s upcoming dramedy The French Dispatch, which is currently slated to hit theaters on October 16.