The Selma Blair thriller Replicas, which premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, has just been picked up by IFC Midnight for a 2013 theatrical and VOD release. The film, which I've not yet seen, sounds a little like Single White Female meets, well, every home invasion thriller you've ever seen. More info after the jump.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "IFC Midnight has acquired all U.S. rights to Jeremy Power Regimbal's thriller Replicas, which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. IFC Midnight, a sister label to IFC Films and Sundance Selects, is planning a theatrical and VOD release in 2013."
"Starring Selma Blair, Joshua Close, James D'Arcy and Rachel Miner, the film revolves around a suburban family spending time at an isolated country home. The script was co-written by Close, based on a story from Regimbal, and producer Justin Tyler Close, the creators of The Lab Magazine. It was produced by Regimbal and Justin Tyler Close and executive produced by Tina Pehme, Kim C. Roberts and Susan Jackson."
Here's the official synopsis for Replicas: "Following the tragic death of their young daughter, Mark (Josh Close) and Mary (Selma Blair) Hughes decide to escape from their busy lives to their upscale vacation home in the woods, along with their son. Their attempt to get some quality time together is interrupted when an unusually friendly neighboring family with a hidden agenda stops by for dinner. But what at first appears to be a mere lack of social niceties is concealing something much more sinister. As their violent plot is unveiled over the course of a harrowing evening, a troubled family's bond is put to the test against one man's obsession with achieving perfection—at any cost."
"First-time director Jeremy Power Regimbal proves himself to be a master of atmosphere, turning the shadowy forest and the Hughes' stately cottage into instruments of dread as the balance of power shifts from one family to the other. Regimbal builds tension to a calculated and ultimately brutal crescendo in this home-invasion thriller, favoring a slow burn to gradually tease out the characters' unnerving tendencies as they head toward a vicious finale."