Between working on this year’s Scream (watch it HERE) and next year’s Scream 6, Melissa Barrera also collaborated with the Scream producers at Project X for the supernatural thriller Bed Rest, which marks the feature directorial debut of screenwriter Lori Evans Taylor. Now the Tubi streaming service has announced that they have acquired the exclusive streaming rights to Bed Rest in the United States! STXfilms holds the global distribution rights.
Bed Rest reaches Tubi on December 7th. The film has the following synopsis:
After years of struggling to start a family, Julie Rivers (Barrera) is pregnant again and moving into a new home with her husband as they embrace a fresh start. Upon being ordered to mandatory bed rest, Julie begins to slowly unravel as she suffers through the monotony and anxiety of her new constraints. Soon, terrifying ghostly experiences in the home begin to close in on Julie, stirring up her past demons and causing others to question her mental stability. Trapped and forced to face her past and the supernatural, Julie fights to protect herself and her unborn baby.
Taylor and Barrera produced the film alongside Project X’s William Sherak, James Vanderbilt, and Paul Neinstein. BondIt Media Finance provided the funding. Sam Brown, Marisa Moreno, and Alexandria Martin oversaw the project for STXfilms.
Tubi’s Adam Lewinson had this to say about the streaming deal: “We’re very excited to be the exclusive home for this gripping psychological thriller that has you wondering until the very end if what we see is to be believed. Melissa is absolutely captivating in Bed Rest and we can’t wait for audiences to see her incredible portrayal of this isolated character working through her grief while facing frightening supernatural elements.“
Barrera added: “As a first-time producer, it is my profound pleasure to be partnering with Tubi to bring Bed Rest to a savvy and engaged audience. While on the surface Bed Rest is a horror film, it is a story that will resonate deeply with anyone who’s experienced grief and been haunted by loss. Lori Evans Taylor has created a deeply emotional journey for audiences, and I’m grateful to my partners at Project X and STX for bringing us together to share this story with the world.“
STXfilms’ David Spiegelman provided the following statement: “Tubi has been an excellent partner and we are excited to be collaborating once again on a new, original movie that will leave their viewers who are looking for creeps and supernatural twists and scares truly satisfied.“
And Project X Entertainment said: “We knew Melissa was the perfect choice to headline this film with her natural talent and work ethic. Having the pleasure of working with Melissa on two Scream films, she’s showcased her interest in all facets of filmmaking and proved to be an unbelievable producing partner, as well as a welcome part to the PXE family. We’re excited that all of us could come together to tell this thrilling story that Lori Evans Taylor created in her directorial debut.“
I have been looking forward to this one ever since it was first announced, so I will be watching it on Tubi for sure. Are you looking forward to Bed Rest? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
Taylor also co-wrote the screenplay for the upcoming Final Destination 6, which Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein were recently hired to direct.