Entertainment One has acquired the U.S. rights to Jim Mickle's suspenseful horror thriller We Are What We Are for a theatrical release planned for later this year. The film premiered to major critical acclaim this week at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
In We Are What We Are, a re-imagining of the 2010 Mexican film of the same name, Jim Mickle paints a gripping and gruesome portrait of an introverted family struggling to keep their macabre traditions alive.
A seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank (Bill Sage, Boardwalk Empire) rules his family with a rigorous ferver, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris (Ambyr Childers, The Master) and Rose (Julia Garner, Martha Marcy May Marlene) are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. The film also stars Michael Parks (Django Unchained), Kelly McGillis (Stake Land), Nick Damici (Stake Land), Wyatt Russell (This Is 40) and newcomer Jack Gore.
We Are What We Are was written by Mickle and Damici. The two previously collaborated on the screenplays for Mickle's first two features, Mulberry Street and Stake Land (winner of the "Midnight Madness" Audience Award at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival). Here's what director Jim Mickle had to say in a statement.
"On behalf of the incredible cast and crew of We Are What We Are, I'm extremely pleased to team up with eOne on a theatrical release and beyond. The response at Sundance has been amazing and we look forward to continuing the journey with our new partners in crime."