Eastwood, Manning, Haze, and Franco break into The Vault

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Taryn Manning

FilmRise has acquired the North American distribution rights to director Dan Bush's THE VAULT, a film that FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher says is a "terrifying thriller".

Written by Bush and Conal Byrne, THE VAULT stars Francesca Eastwood (pictured below), Taryn Manning (above), Scott Haze, and James Franco in the story of 

two estranged sisters (Eastwood and Manning) who are forced to come together to rob a bank in order to save their brother (Haze), who burned down a warehouse owned by a notorious gangster. Franco plays an assistant bank manager who promises to help put the sisters back on track in return for a percentage of their take.

That plot synopsis doesn't sound like a horror movie at all, but there is a hidden supernatural element that has some describing THE VAULT as "THE TOWN meets THE SIXTH SENSE".

THE VAULT was produced by Luke Daniels and Tom Butterfield. Content Media is handling international sales.

FilmRise is planning to give the film a theatrical release in the United States sometime during the second quarter of 2017.

If you really want to know the secret of the supernatural angle, I think those beans were spilled back when this project was first announced in early 2014. At that time, it was being called THE TRUST and was about three brothers.

Source: Variety, THR

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