IFC Midnight has acquire U.S. and Latin American rights to Australian horror film "The Babadook" following its world premiere in the midnight section at Sundance.
The film, directed by Jennifer Kent from her own screenplay, stars Essie Davis as a single mother coping with her troubled son and the shadowy monster that has taken over their home.
Screen Australia is a major investor in the film and supported its promotional efforts in Sundance.
The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco for IFC with John Sloss for Cinetic Media, on behalf of Harold van Lier and Charlotte Mickie for eOne and the filmmakers. eOne Films International secured a multi-territory sale of the film last week to Wild Bunch for France, Germany and Switzerland.
Sundance: IFC Midight Takes Horror Movie 'The Babadook'
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