A24 acquires US rights to Irish horror THE HOLE IN THE GROUND

Posted December 5, 2018 by Suzanne Murray in News
The Hole in the Ground starring Seana Kerslake
The Hole in the Ground starring Seana Kerslake

Following the news last week that new Irish horror film THE HOLE IN THE GROUND will have its world premiere at Sundance in January, it has been announced today that A24 have acquired the US rights to the film.

A24 is an independent entertainment company based in New York and are the people behind the Oscar-nominated Moonlight, Amy and Lady Bird which starred Saoirse Ronan along with the horror film breakouts Hereditary and It Comes At Night.

THE HOLE IN THE GROUND is Lee Cronin’s feature debut which he co-wrote with Stephen Shields.  It stars Séana Kerslake (A Date For Mad Mary), James Quinn Markey (Vikings), James Cosmo (T2 Trainspotting), Simone Kirby (Jimmy’s Hall), Steve Wall (An Klondike) and Kati Outinen (Le Havre).

Trying to escape her broken past, Sarah O’Neill (Séana Kerslake) is building a new life on the fringes of a backwood rural town with her young son Chris (James Quinn Markey). A terrifying encounter with a mysterious neighbour shatters her fragile security, throwing Sarah into a spiralling nightmare of paranoia and mistrust, as she tries to uncover if the disturbing changes in her little boy are connected to an ominous sinkhole buried deep in the forest that borders their home.

THE HOLE IN THE GROUND shot on location in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow and was produced by Conor Barry and John Keville for Savage Productions with Benoit Roland and Ulla Simonen for Wrong Men and MADE.  The film was funded by Screen Ireland, the BAI and Headgear Films with support coming from Wallimages and the Finnish Film Foundation.

THE HOLE IN THE GROUND will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival which takes place from 24th January to 3rd February in Utah, USA.

Wildcard Distribution will be releasing THE HOLE IN THE GROUND in Irish cinemas in early 2019.