Melissa Barrera’s Sundance London Winner ‘Your Monster’ Snapped Up for U.K., Ireland by Vertigo Releasing (EXCLUSIVE)

Vertigo Releasing has acquired “Your Monster,” the debut feature from writer-director Caroline Lindy, from Bankside Films

Published Time: 20.06.2024 - 00:31:26 Modified Time: 20.06.2024 - 00:31:26

Vertigo Releasing has acquired “Your Monster,” the debut feature from writer-director Caroline Lindy, from Bankside Films.

The film blends romantic musical elements with comedy-horror and stars Melissa Barrera (“Scream,” “Abigail”), Meghann Fahy (“The White Lotus”), Tommy Dewey (“Casual”), Kayla Foster (“Call Jane”) and Edmund Donovan (“Civil War”).

The story centers on Laura (Barrera), an actress who, after battling illness and a breakup, returns to her childhood home. There, she discovers a monster (Dewey) living in her closet. As they bond, the monster helps Laura confront her ex and reclaim a promised Broadway role. Their relationship evolves as Laura rediscovers her voice and embraces her inner strength.

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“Your Monster” premiered in the Midnight section at Sundance earlier this year and won the Audience Favorite Award at the festival’s London edition. Previous winners include “Past Lives,” “Brian and Charles” and “The Farewell.” Vertigo Releasing will distribute the film in the U.K. and Ireland in the fall.

Vertigo head of acquisitions and business development, Ed Caffrey, said: “We fell in love with ‘Your Monster’ during Sundance so it was very exciting to see the Sundance London audience connect so strong -

ly with the film. We can’t wait to bring it to U.K. cinemas.”

“Your Monster” is a Bombo and Merman Films production, in association with Gentile Entertainment Group,with international sales represented by Bankside Films.

Vertigo’s recent lineup features sci-fi thriller “The Beast” directed by Bertrand Bonello, with BAFTA-nominated Léa Seydoux (“No Time to Die”) and George MacKay (“1917”); “Sometimes I Think About Dying” starring Daisy Ridley (“Star Wars”); “Hoard” with Joseph Quinn (“Stranger Things”), Saura Lightfoot-Leon and Hayley Squires (“I, Daniel Blake”); and horror thriller “Late Night with the Devil” starring David Dastmalchian (“Dune”).

Upcoming releases include “Arcadian” with Nicolas Cage, Jaeden Martell, Maxwell Jenkins and Sadie Soverall; and “The Exorcism” starring Russell Crowe, Ryan Simpkins, Sam Worthington, Chloe Bailey, Adam Goldberg and David Hyde Pierce.

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