By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire July 21, 2011 at 6:42AM
The other Olsen sister, actress Elizabeth Olsen, emerged as one of this year's major Sundance breakouts with leading turns in "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and "Silent House." The former was picked up during the event by Fox Searchlight and now audiences will have the chance to catch her performance in the latter as well, as it was announced today that Open Road Films has partnered with Liddell Entertainment to release the horror thriller in the U.S.
The film, a remake of the Uruguayan thriller by Gustavo Hernandez, comes from Chris Kentis and Laura Lau, the filmmaking duo behind "Open Water," and stars Olsen as Laura, a young woman sealed inside her family's crumbling lake house. The selling point, apart from the Olsen name, is that it was reportedly shot in one continuous take.
No release date has been released for the film as of yet. "Martha Marcy May Marlene" comes out on October 21 in limited release.
Full release follows:
Open Road Films Enters Silent House
Horror Thriller Features 22-Year Old Elizabeth Olsen In Breakout Performance
Open Road Films has partnered with Liddell Entertainment for the U.S. release of "Silent House." The announcement was made today by Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films and Mickey Liddell, CEO of Liddell Entertainment.
Directed by fillmmaking duo Chris Kentis and Laura Lau (Open Water), Silent House is an enthralling and unsettling horror thriller starring Elizabeth Olsen as Laura, a young woman whose panic growsinto terror as she finds herself sealed inside her family's crumbling lake house. With no electricity and no contact to the outside world, events throughout the house become increasingly frightening and bloody.
Ortenberg stated, "Silent House is sure to resonate with audiences and we are thrilled to partner with Liddell Entertainment to bring this film to theaters. It's great to reunite with Chris and Laura whose unique filmmaking talents don't just scare people, but leave them talking about a film for days."
This is the second deal between Open Road Films and Liddell Entertainment this month. Open Road Films recently became the U.S. distributor of Joe Carnahan's The Grey, the highly-anticipated survival thriller starring Liam Neeson.
"Elizabeth Olsen gives one of the most amazing performances I've seen from a young actress," stated Liddell. "Laura Lau and Chris Kentis are such a great directing team and have brought yet another unique concept to the big screen. With Tom's experience and Open Road's talented team, we think this is great partnership for this film."
Silent House is produced by Agnes Mentre of Tazora Films. An Elle Driver presentation, executive producers are Adeline Fontan Tessaur, Eva Diederix and George Paaswel as well as Lynette Howell of Silverwood Films. Co-producer is Meir Gal. The screenplay was written by Laura Lau and based on the Uruguayan film "La Casa Muda," written by Oscar Estevez.
The deal was negotiated on behalf of Open Road Films by Ortenberg, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Operations and Business Affairs, Elliott Kleinberg, and Senior Vice President of Acquisitions, Ben Cotner. The deal was negotiated by CAA, Robert Darwell of Sheppard Mullin and Chad Reineke on behalf of Liddell Entertainment. CAA also represents the filmmakers.
About Open Road Films
Founded earlier this year by AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC) and Regal Entertainment Group (Regal), the two largest theatrical exhibition and entertainment companies in the United States, Open Road Films is a dynamic,acquisition-based domestic theatrical distribution company. Open Road Films’ first release, Killer Elite, the action-thriller starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro, is scheduled for release nationwide on September 23, 2011. Other upcoming titles from Open Road include the survival thriller The Grey, directed by Joe Carnahan and starring Liam Neeson; The Host, based on Twilight series author Stephanie Meyer’s best-selling book, which is scheduled for release on March 29, 2013; as well as the psychological thriller Key Man. More info on Killer Elite at: www.KillerElite.com, www.facebook.com/KillerEliteMovie and @Killer_Elite; more info on Open Road Films at: www.openroadfilms.com, www.facebook.com/OpenRoadFilms and @OpenRoadFilms.
About Liddell Entertainment
Liddell Entertainment is a film production company focused on developing and producing high quality films in multiple genres. With TheGrey starring Liam Neeson and directed by Joe Carnahan, Silent House starring Elizabeth Olsen and The Collection in post production, Liddell Entertainment is prepping a September shoot for Disconnect. Past acquisitions and productions include Biutiful starring Javier Bardem and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, TheHaunting Of Molly Hartley, The Collector, Good Hair, and I Love You Phillip Morris. Liddell Entertainment recently sold The Details starring Tobey Maguire and Elizabeth Banks to The Weinstein Company.