The distributor RLJE Films, a brand of RLJ Entertainment, has acquired all North American rights to the horror film Housewife. Directed by Can Evrenol (Baskin), who also co-wrote the film with Cem Özüduru, the film stars Clementine Poidatz (Shut-In) and David Sakurai (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald). RLJE Films plans to release the film in the fall of 2018.
“We’re truly excited to bring Housewife to audiences,” said Ward. “Housewife has been well-received by horror fans in Europe and North America at various film festivals and the word of mouth has been tremendous.”
In Housewife, young Holly’s sister and father are killed by her frantic mother. Years later, Holly is married, lonely, and her life is soon about to take a turn for the ultra-weird when she visits the leader of the “Umbrella of Love and Mind.”
Housewife had its world premiere at L’Etrange Festival in France and was an official selection at the SITGES International Film Festival, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival and the Vancouver, Portland and Denver International Film Festivals, winning “Best Director” award at Melbourne’s MonsterFest.
Housewife was produced by Metin Anter (Butterflies), Müge Büyüktalas (Baskin) and Erhan Ozogul (Yaşamın Kıyısında). Clément Lepoutre, Gary Farkas and Olivier Muller of Vixens are associate producers on the film.
Ward and Jess De Leo from RLJE negotiated the deal with Nate Bolotin at XYZ Films on behalf of the filmmakers.
RLJE Films’ recent and upcoming features include Brawl in Cell Block 99 starring Vince Vaughn and written and directed by S. Craig Zahler, I Kill Giants with Zoe Saldana and Madison Wolfe, and Terminal starring Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg and Mike Myers.