BREAKING: The second Sundance deal I hear is that A24 is nearing the witching hour on a U.S. distribution deal for The Witch that will come in at low seven-figures. A24’s alliance with DirectTV is part of the mix. Deal is done. Pic is directed and written by Robert Eggers and stars Kate Dickie, Ralph Ineon and Anya Taylor Joy. It’s set in 1630s New England where a couple leads a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness. When their newborn son vanishes and crops fail, the family turns on one another and a supernatural evil beyond their worst fears lurks in the nearby woods. WME Global is wrapping up this deal, the agency’s second today after The Bronze. It’s A24’s second in two days as well, after the label pre-bought James Ponsoldt’s The End Of The Tour. A24 distributed Ponsoldt’s The Spectacular Now.
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