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Magnet Takes Rights to Ti West’s Cult Thriller ‘The Sacrament’

Magnet Takes Rights to Ti West's Cult Thriller 'The Sacrament'

Magnet Releasing has acquired North American rights to Ti West’s latest horrorThe Sacrament,” produced by Eli Roth. The film world premiered in Venice and recently screened in Toronto.

After dabbling in found-footage horror via a short “V/H/S” segment, “The Sacrament” marks “The Innkeepers” filmmaker’s first full fledged film in the genre. Framed as a
Vice documentary (that are so in style these days), the thriller centers on
a group who venture out to an isolated community to investigate a
possible suicide cult led by a charismatic leader. Understandably
skeptical at first, the crew slowly come around to the group’s utopian
claims, only to soon discover that the leader is in fact a nutcase. Indie vets Joe
Swanberg, Amy Seimetz and Kate Lyn Sheil all star.

“There is no distributor as dedicated to
consistently bringing the highest quality independent films to audiences
nationwide, whether it be through theatrical, or video on demand,” said West in a statement. “This will be my fifth collaboration with Magnolia Pictures,
and I couldn’t be happier. They are the perfect home for a genre
bending, confronting film like ‘The Sacrament.'”

The deal was negotiated for Magnet by SVP of
Acquisitions Dori Begley and VP of Acquisitions Peter Van Steemburg with
CAA and UTA on behalf of the filmmakers. Magnet is planning a 2014

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