Relativity Media announced today that it has closed a deal to acquire US distribution rights to FilmNation Entertainment and A Bigger Boat's thriller House at the End of the Street, starring Jennifer Lawrence (upcoming X-Men: First Class, Winter's Bone), Elisabeth Shue (Leaving Las Vegas) and Max Thieriot (My Soul to Take).
Directed by Mark Tonderai (Hush) and written by David Loucka (Dream House), the film is about a mother (Shue) and daughter (Lawrence) who move into a new community and find themselves next door to a house in which a psychotic young girl murdered her parents. While the locals insist the girl vanished after the brutal murders, the young newcomer befriends the surviving son (Thieriot) and discovers the sinister story is far from over.
Producers are FilmNation Entertainment's Aaron Ryder (The Prestige), A Bigger Boat's Peter Block (Saw franchise), and Hal Lieberman (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines). FilmNation Entertainment will handle distribution outside of the U.S.