EXCLUSIVE: VMI Worldwide has boarded world sales on The Housekeeper, a dark thriller starring Denise Richards, Richard Gunn, and Illean Almaguer. Deadline can also share the first official trailer for the pic. Watch above.
Written and directed by Stuart Altman, the pic was produced by Brandon Villano, Paris Jones, and Cindy Castro DiRusso. Executive producers are Barry Jay Minoff, Melanie Clarke-Penella, and Lauren Pannunzio. The film was made under the Youngstown Pictures and Paris Films banner.
VMI Worldwide will introduce the project to buyers at EFM.
The pic was shot on location in Youngstown, Ohio, and follows a young housekeeper who accepts a promising position at the home of a wealthy family, only to realize that someone may be hiding a deadly secret. Not knowing who to trust, she must solve the mystery while avoiding impending deadly consequences.
The deal was negotiated by Jessica Bennett, COO Productions and Acquisitions for VMI, and Melanie Clarke-Penella and Paris Jones on the producing side.
“The Housekeeper is a fast-paced thriller keeping the audience on their toes while creating an unsettling ambiance. The cast’s performances in this film are incredible and we are thrilled to showcase this film to buyers at the market,” said Jessica Bennett, VMI COO, Productions + Acquisitions.
Producer Paris Jones added: “Coming onboard this project was an absolute blast. I have always been enamored by 90s thrillers, so when I was pitched the concept of The Housekeeper, a mix of all the 90s elements I love with a dash of Jordan Peele’s Get Out, I just knew I had to jump on this ride. Working alongside the likes of Denise Richards, rising star Ilean Almaguer, and Richard Gunn, it was an honor to be in the presence of such incredible talent.”
Recent VMI titles include Darkness of Man, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. Come Out Fighting with Kellan Lutz and Tyrese Gibson, and Clean, starring Adrien Brody.
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