Variety reports that Myriad Pictures has signed a deal to release the Cry of the Owl in this U.S. this fall.

Cry of the Owl is written and directed by Jamie Thraves. It follows a young woman (Julia Stiles) who finds out she is being stalked by a troubled local man (Paddy Considine). Her fear then turns to attraction until her boyfriend finds out and puts together an elaborate scheme to frame Considine's character for a false murder.

The film is based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith (she wrote the book version of The Talented Mr. Ripley).

Paramount Home Entertainment is going to release the film on DVD, VOD and pay per view. Myriad will take care of theatrical, pay TV and other U.S. markets.

Evan Jacobs