Jeff Chan's Grace Goes to Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired Grace, the horror-thriller from Automatik, Oddfellows Entertainment and Colony Pictures. Jeff Chan, who co-wrote the film with Chris Pare, is directing. Grace marks Chan's full-length feature debut, having previously helmed live action shorts for Activision's Call of Duty franchise. Automatik's Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Insidious Chapter 2, Sinister, Insidious) and Oddfellows' Chris Ferguson are producing.
Seen entirely through the eyes of Grace, an oppressed 18 year old is tormented by the ungodly forces that plague her.
The film, which is currently shooting in Vancouver, stars Alexia Fast (Jack Reacher) as Grace, Alan Dale (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Lin Shaye (Insidious Chapter 2, Insidious), Alexis Knapp (Pitch Perfect, Project X), Joel David Moore (Avatar, Savages) and Clarke Peters (Treme, The Wire).
Here's what Joe Matukewicz, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions for Sony, had to say about the film.
Jeff Chan impressed us with his unique vision for Grace, and we came on board as soon as we read the script. This continues SPWA and Stage 6 Films' belief in young, fresh filmmakers and builds upon SPWA's relationship with Brian Kavanaugh-Jones from the Insidious franchise."
Colony Pictures' Chan and IM Global CEO Stuart Ford are executive producing. Michael Helfand, Executive Vice President of Business Affairs, negotiated the deal on behalf of SPWA. Jeff Chan is represented by ICM Partners, Guymon Casady and Dean Schnider at Management 360, and Karl Austen and Ryan LeVine at Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein. Chris Ferguson is represented by Adam Levine at Verve.