We reported back in November that Vertical Entertainment had acquired the North American distribution rights to director Nick Simon's THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS, and now the company has announced their plan to release the film into theatres on April 1st.
Scripted by Simon, Osgood Perkins, and Robert Morast, THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS tells the following story:
Colleen’s life isn’t going anywhere. The small town check out girl with natural beauty is bored with her dead end job and annoyed by her apathetic boyfriend. This isn’t the life she wanted. In the midst of her turmoil, a pair of deranged serial killers begin leaving her photos of their mutilated victims.
Her chance to escape comes in the form of Peter Hemmings, a hipster celebrity photographer who has traveled back to his hometown of Spearfish, South Dakota, with a pack of models, intent on copying the killers’ intense and unapologetic artistry. When he learns Colleen is the killers’ muse, Peter resolves to make her his own and use her as the centerpiece of a photo campaign in Los Angeles.
But before Colleen can leave her old life behind, she must contend with the desires of her murderous stalkers who have chosen her last night in town to execute their most provocative work to date.
Kal Penn, Claudia Lee, Kenny Wormald, Toby Hemingway, Luke Baines, Miranda Rae Mayo, Katharine Isabelle, and Mitch Pileggi star.
While the story sounds intriguing and the film has a very solid cast, what draws attention and interest to this project most of all is the fact that the late master of horror Wes Craven served as an executive producer, and thus this will, sadly, be the final credit on his filmography.
Our own Chris Bumbray certainly wasn't enamored with THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS when he saw it at TIFF last September, giving it a 3/10 review, but in April we'll get to find out how it will go over with a wider audience.