Bones and All: MGM acquires worldwide rights to Timothée Chalamet horror film

We haven’t heard much about Suspiria remake (watch it HERE) director Luca Guadagnino’s horror film Bones and All, based on a novel by Camille DeAngelis (pick up a copy at THIS LINK), since the movie went into production last year. But now Deadine has broken the news that MGM has picked up the worldwide distribution rights to the film. This is described as being MGM’s “first bold theatrical move” since the studio was purchased by Amazon. Release plans haven’t been announced yet.

Directed by Guadagnino from a screenplay by his Suspiria collaborator David Kajganich, Bones and All stars Timothée Chalamet (Dune) and Taylor Russell (Escape Room) in the story of

first love between Maren (Russell), a young woman learning how to survive on the margins of society, and Lee (Chalamet), an intense and disenfranchised drifter, as they meet and join together for a thousand-mile odyssey which takes them through the back roads, hidden passages and trap doors of Ronald Reagan’s America. But despite their best efforts, all roads lead back to their terrifying pasts and to a final stand that will determine whether their love can survive their otherness.

Described as a “coming-of-age horror story” and a “horror love story”, the film follows 

Maren Yearly on a cross-country trip as she searches for the father she’s never met in an attempt to understand why she has the urge to kill and eat the people that love her.

Chalamet and Russell are joined in the cast by Mark Rylance, André Holland, Michael Stuhlbarg, Francesca Scorsese, Anna Cobb, Chloë Sevigny, Halloween 2018 / Halloween Kills director David Gordon Green, and original Suspiria star Jessica Harper.

MGM’s Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy provided the following statement:

Since his earliest days, Luca has been obsessed with movies, which makes him a kindred spirit to us both. We have long admired his devotion to the kind of cinema that is both admired and passionately discussed by moviegoing audiences. He is the rare filmmaker whose two-decades long career has spanned countless genres and subjects, and throughout he has remained true to his unique vision. We are equally thrilled to be working with Timothée, Taylor, Mark and this outstanding ensemble cast whose work in Bones and All will be a must see on the big screen.”

Guadagnino added:

I am delighted that MGM, a studio that so clearly loves filmmakers and respects bold vision, is going to bring my movie into the world and that the amazing work of Timothée, Taylor, Mark and the rest of the cast will be seen in theaters. Bones and All could not be in better hands with Kevin Ulrich, Mike De Luca and Pam Abdy at the helm. I am truly proud to be associated with the iconic lion that has roared at the start of so many of my favorite films over the decades.”

Coming to us from Frenesy Film Company and Per Capita Productions, Bones and All is produced by Kajganich, Frenesy Film’s Guadagnino and Marco Morabito, Per Capita’s Theresa Park, Memo’s Francesco Melzi d’Eril and Gabriele Moratti, The Apartment Pictures’ Lorenzo Mieli, and Cor Cordium’s Peter Spears. Giovanni Corrado and Raffaella Viscardi serve as executive producers. The funding came from The Apartment Pictures, Memo, Tender Stories, Enzio Ricci’s 3 Marys, Adler, Elafood, Elafilm, Manila, Serfis, and Wise.

Here’s a new image of Chalamet and Russell in the film:

Bones and All Taylor Russell Timothee Chalamet Luca Guadagnino

Source: Deadline

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