Neon picks up The Lodge from the directors of Goodnight Mommy

The Lodge Severin Fiala Veronika Franz

A few years ago, the Austrian duo of Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz made their narrative feature directorial debut with the shocking and disturbing GOODNIGHT MOMMY, which was about terrible things happening in the isolated home two young brothers shared with their mother. Now Fiala and Franz are making their English-language debut with THE LODGE, a film that is similarly about two young siblings in an isolated location with a mother figure.

Written by Fiala, Franz, and Sergio Casci, THE LODGE will show us what happens when 

twos siblings are snowed in with Grace, the younger woman that their separated father plans to marry. Just as the kids begin to warm to their stepmother-to-be, events intercede and threaten to dig up psychological demons from Grace's childhood as a member of a religious cult. 

A FilmNation and Hammer Films production, the movie stars Riley Keough, Lia McHugh, Alicia Silverstone, Richard Armitage, Daniel Keough, and IT's Jaeden Lieberher, who now goes by the name Jaeden Martell.

Neon has acquired THE LODGE for distribution, paying somewhere in the range of $2 million for the film. They're planning to give it a theatrical release sometime this year.

THE LODGE just had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and our own Chris Bumbray has given it a 9/10 review.

Riley Keough starred in the first season of The Girlfriend Experience

Source: Variety



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