It’s a happy Halloween for Screen Gems as the company has scooped up rights for the U.S. and much of the world to Keep Watching, a thriller from Voltage Pictures starring Bella Thorne.
Formerly known as Home Invasion, the pic revolves around a family imprisoned by intruders who play a life-and-death game in which the mysterious rules become clear as the night unfolds. Thorne stars as a disillusioned teenager intensely guarding a personal secret. The cast also includes Ioan Gruffudd, Chandler Riggs, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Willig and Leigh Whannell. Alex Heineman and Andrew Rona are producing. No word on when the pic will invade theaters.
Voltage Pictures financed Keep Watching, from rookie feature director Sean Carterand first-time screenwriter Joseph Dembner. Nicolas Chartier and Craig J. Flores are producing via the Voltage Films banner, and Andrew Rona & Alex Heineman via the Picture Company. WME Entertainment represented domestic rights, and the deal was brokered by Jonathan Deckter on behalf of Voltage.
Sony’s Screen Gems released this year’s The Wedding Ringer and The Perfect Guy, and its 2016 slate includes Patient Zero, When The Bough Breaks, Underworld 5 and Oxford. Voltage is in production on The Headhunters Calling, and its upcoming releases also include Fathers And Daughters and The Secret Scripture.