Clarius Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Benaroya Pictures and The Genre Company’s thriller Cell;, starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. The film, an adaptation of Stephen King’s bestseller, is directed by Tod “Kip” Williams (Paranormal Activity 2).
International Film Trust (IFT) is handling foreign rights to the film. When a powerful signal is broadcast across mobile networks worldwide, cell phone users’ minds are instantly and dangerously re-programmed. Heading north through New England in search of his wife and son, Clay Riddell (Cusack) is joined by a group of survivors hoping to fend off the bloodthirsty and hyper-connected “phoners.”
Also on-board are Isabelle Fuhrman (The Hunger Games) and Stacey Keach (Nebraska).
Cell is produced by Michael Benaroya (Lawless), Richard Saperstein (Se7en), Brian Witten (Friday The 13th) and Shara Kay (Silent Night).