BURBANK, CALIFORNIA., October 25, 2021 / PRNewswire / – STXfilms, a division of Eros STX Global Corporation (NYSE: ESGC) (“ErosSTX “) announced today that it has worldwide rights to bed rest, a supernatural thriller to star Melissa Barrera (Scream, Carmen, in the heights) for author-director Lori Evans Taylorwho will make her directorial debut. The announcement was made by Adam Fogelson, Chairman, STXfilms Motion Picture Group.
The film that is produced by William Sherak, James Vanderbilt, and Paul Neinstein via their Project X banner, along with Evans Taylor and Barrera, production begins in Winnipeg next month. In the movie, after years of fighting for a family, Julie Rivers (Melissa Barrera) is pregnant again and is moving into a new home with her husband to make a fresh start. After Julie is ordered to bed rest, she slowly begins to unravel as she suffers from the monotony and fear of her new compulsions. Soon, terrifying ghostly experiences around the house begin to grasp Julie, stir up her past demons, and make others question her mental stability. Trapped and forced to face her past and the supernatural, Julie struggles to protect herself and her unborn baby.
STXfilms ships direct in the US, UK and Ireland, and in the rest of the world through its network of international sales partners. STXinternational will present the film to buyers at the upcoming Virtual AFM next week.
“bed rest is a terrifying supernatural cinema thriller, “said Fogelson. “Lori Evans Taylor‘The script was blacklisted for a reason: Your compelling writing comes from a personal point of view we have‘Not often seen on the big screen and that will add value to the material. we‘re also great believers Melissa Barrera‘s talent as an actress in bringing this character to life. Horror has been a consistently successful genre for us at STX, and as a studio with a strong track record of supporting female filmmakers, we’re proud of it, Lori. to publish‘s directorial debut. we‘We’re also excited to be working with William, James, Paul and the Project X team on a movie that will captivate audiences. “
Project X partners Sherak, Vanderbilt, and Neinstein added: “We have known Lori both personally and professionally for years and have always been big fans of her writing. This script was so unnerving and heartfelt that we knew she was the right director to get it on screen. We had just worked with Melissa Screamwhere we saw firsthand their incredible talent. we‘We are very happy to have put it together and that our long-time friends at STX will be our partners in this project. Her success with low and mid-budget films and her commitment to female and diverse talent in front of and behind the camera make her the ideal home for this film. “
STX films‘ President of Production Sam Brown next to creative executives Marisa Moreno and Alexandria Martin supervise bed rest on behalf of the studio. The film is financed by BondIt Media Finance.
MELISSA BARRERA last played in In the heights and will play next Scream, the musical Carmen, and the Netflix series “Breathe. “She previously starred in the Starz series “Vida “and the independent film” All The World Is Sleeping, “which recently premiered at the New York Latino Film Festival. She was recently announced as Clinique’s new global ambassador. Barrera is featured by WME, Bridge Works Entertainment, Sugar 23 and Gear. Represent tires.
LORI EVANS TAYLOR makes her feature film and directorial debut with bed rest. She is currently writing Ultimate goal 6. Other current writing achievements include I’m still alive, starred and produced by Ben Affleckthat produced 21 rounds I-5, and Small price to pay. She previously produced stories for television programs such as “Lucky Dog ”,“ Welcome Home ”etc. It is represented by ICM Partners, Kaplan / Perrone and McKuin Frankel.
PROJECT X ENTERTAINMENT is the production company headed by the Chief Content Officer James Vanderbilt and co-CEOs William Sherak and Paul Neinstein. Her upcoming projects include the relaunch of Scream with Paramount and Spyglass, ambulance, an action thriller directed by Michael Bay for universal, Short circuit, a remake of the 1986 comedy and “The Night Agent,” a Netflix series based on the Matthew Quirk Novel, created by Shawn Ryan.
STXfilms, a division of Eros STX Global Corporation, is a next generation motion picture studio that produces, acquires, distributes and markets motion picture films on a large scale. From blockbusters like Greenland, Hustlers, Bad Moms, and The top to hits like Gentlemen, Molly‘s game, and The gift, STXfilms produces star-driven films for a global audience. In just 5 short years, the film list has already more than recorded $ 1.8 billion at the worldwide box office. With a wide range of partners including Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Showtime (which include the physical and upcoming films, respectively Operation Fortune: Ruse de war, a new action comedy directed by Guy Ritchie and leading actor Jason Statham, Hugh Grant, Aubrey Square, and Josh Hartnett, The swamp king daughter directed by Neil Burger and leading actor Daisy Ridley and Ben Mendelsohn, American sole with Pete Davidson, Ö‘Shea Jackson Jr., Camila Mendes, Offset and Bad Bunny, The godmother with Jennifer Lopez, universe‘s Most Wanted with Dave Bautista, muscle with Vin Diesel and directed by F. Gary Gray, National champion with Stephan James and JK Simmons, Violence of action with Chris Pine, and Greenland: Migration, the sequel to the world hit starring Gerard Butler and Morena Baccarin.
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