A24 is in final talks to acquire the North American rights to “Talk to Me” after the feature’s debut at the Sundance Film Festival, Variety has learned. The film fetched a figure in the high seven-figure range, according to sources.
The Australian horror feature enjoyed a buzzy premiere in the festival’s genre-slanted Midnight Selections lineup, drawing strong reviews for its striking performances and gnarly gore. The distributor has set plans to give “Talk to Me” a wide theatrical release over the summer movie season. Bankside Films is negotiating the sale, and the deal has yet to close.
The film, which stars Sophia Wilde, Miranda Otto,
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