Magnet Releasing, genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, announced today that they have acquired world rights to HONEYMOON, the chilling directorial debut from Leigh Janiak, which had its world premiere at SXSW earlier this month. HONEYMOON features rising star Rose Leslie (HBO’s Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey) and Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger, Penny Dreadful). Janiak co-wrote the film with Phil Graziadei; Patrick Baker and Esmé Howard produced.
Leslie and Treadaway star as young newlyweds who travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon where the promise of private romance awaits them. Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods.
HONEYMOON will next be featured at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. Magnet will release the film later this year.
HONEYMOON SXSW teaser