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Verve Signs SXSW ‘Honeymoon’ Helming Team Leigh Janiak & Phil Graziadei

By | Thursday April 10, 2014 @ 3:01pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Honeymoon__140327164557-275x154EXCLUSIVE: Hot off their SXSW debut Honeymoon, the filmmaking team of Leigh Janiak and Phil Graziadei have signed with Verve. The film, which Janiak directed and Graziadei wrote,  played strongly at the festival and Magnolia Picture’s genre label, Magnet Releasing, acquired the worldwide rights and will release domestically later this year. Pic stars Rose Leslie and Harry Treadway and is produced by Patrick Baker and Esme Howard. Honeymoon will next play at Tribeca.

The film centers on young newlyweds who travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon. Shortly after arriving, he finds her wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, he begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods.

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Magnet Releasing Acquires SXSW Thriller ‘Honeymoon’

By | Thursday March 27, 2014 @ 9:50am PDT

HoneymoonMagnolia Pictures’ genre label Magnet Releasing has acquired world rights to Leigh Janiak’s Honeymoon, which had its world premiere at SXSW this month. The pic starring Game Of Thrones‘ Rose Leslie and Harry Treadaway next plays at Tribeca in April and the film will be released domestically later this year. The story centers on young newlyweds who travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon. Shortly after arriving, he finds her wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, he begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods. Janiak co-wrote the film with Phil Graziadei; Patrick Baker and Esmé Howard produced. Magnolia Pictures International will rep the film at Cannes. “Honeymoon is an auspicious debut from the very talented Leigh Janiak, who has a preternatural mastery of tone and mounting dread, not to mention a deft hand with actors,” said Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles. The deal was negotiated by Magnolia’s SVP Acquisitions Dori Begley and VP Acquisitions Peter Van Steemburg with ICM Partners and the filmmakers legal counsel Gray Krauss Stratford Sandler Des Rochers LLP.

Related: Hot SXSW Teaser: ‘Honeymoon’

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Hot SXSW Teaser: ‘Honeymoon’

By | Wednesday March 5, 2014 @ 1:05pm PST

SXSW2014_badgeGame Of Thrones‘ Rose Leslie and Harry Treadaway star in writer-director Leigh Janiak’s horror thriller that will have its world premiere Friday in the Midnighter section at SXSW. Honeymoon centers on a couple who travel to remote lake country (why always a lake?) for their honeymoon. But as she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, he begins to suspect something more sinister. ICM is repping worldwide rights.

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