Greta, the suspense thriller starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Isabelle Huppert that Focus Features acquired at the last Toronto Film Festival for $6 million after winning a bidding battle, now has a release date. The pic will hit theaters on March 1, 2019.
In the film directed by Oscar winner Neil Jordan, Moretz plays a woman who just lost her mother and moves to New York City. She does a kind turn for a recently widowed woman named Greta (Huppert) and the two become fast friends. But Greta’s maternal charms begin to dissolve and grow increasingly disturbing as nothing in her life is what it seems.
Jordan wrote the script with Ray Wright, and Maika Monroe also stars with Colm Feore and Stephen Rea. Sidney Kimmel, John Penotti, James Flynn, Lawrence Bender and Karen Richards are producers.
The pic was financed by Kimmel’s SKE and Starlight Culture, which also backed Crazy Rich Asians.
Focus is in the midst of a busy awards season, distributing the Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic On the Basis of Sex as well as Mary Queen of Scots. The latter hits theaters today.
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