Angelica is being called beautiful and intense. Based on the Arthur Phillips novel, the film has been secured by Spotlight Pictures for the global market. Distribution deals should be announced soon, as the film will now be optioned for worldwide sales.
Jena Malone, Ed Stoppard and Janet McTeer round out the cast of this Gothic and emotional drama. Jena Malone is best known for her many supporting roles including Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games series, Gretchen Ross in Donnie Darko, Rocket in Sucker Punch and soon she will be starring in Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon alongside Keanu Reeves and Christina Hendricks.
The official synopsis calls Angelica a “spellbinding Victorian ghost story, an intriguing psychological puzzle, and a meditation on marriage, childhood, memory, and fear. ANGELICA is a Gothic tale of a newly married couple living in Victorian London who endures a series of increasingly alarming psychological and supernatural effects following the birth of their child.”
Gothic dramas are a hard sell for most audiences these days, but the team at Spotlight are confident they will soon bring this “compelling and superbly crafted motion picture” to international audiences. Angelica sports great production talent as well with director and screenwriter Mitchell Lichtenstein (Teeth) and cinematographer Dick Pope (The Illusionist). The film premiered as an official selection at last year’s Berlin Film Festival and will be showing this month at the European Film Market.
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