Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to “The Ones Below,” the debut feature from British playwright and theater director David Farr. Starring Clemence Poesy (“Harry Potter”) and David Morrissey (“The Walking Dead”), the psychological thriller focuses on a young suburban couple engaged in a battle of wills with their new neighbors. It world premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.
Set in contemporary London, “The Ones Below” follows Kate (Poesy) and Justin (Stephen Campbell Moore), affluent parents-to-be whose lives are upended when Teresa (Laura Bim) and Jon (Morrissey), also expecting, move into the apartment downstairs.
“The Ones Below” is produced by Nikki Parrott of Tigerlily Films in association with Protagonist Pictures, with funding from BBC Films and BFI. Executive producers are Dixie Linder, Nick Marston and Ben Hall of Cuba Pictures, Christine Langan and Joe Oppenheimer for BBC Films, Lizzie Francke for BFI, and Nigel Williams.
Magnolia is planning a theatrical release in 2016.