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IFC Midnight Nabs Chad Feehan’s Wake / Beyond the Pale Next for Director

Well then. Director Chad Feehan is having a really good day. One of his flicks has been picked up for US distro, and he already has another waiting in the wings. Not too shabby!

According to Screen Daily IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Feehan’s psychological thriller Wake, which stars Josh Stewart (“Ghost Whisperer”, The Collector, The Haunting of Molly Hartley) and Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Dark Ride, “The Sopranos”). As per usual IFC will release the flick through its IFC Midnight VOD service. Dig on the trailer and the plot crunch below.

The site also reports that Chad’s next project will be an adaptation of William Gay’s novel Twilight (no, not “that” Twilight) that will be called Beyond the Pale for obvious reasons. “In the novel teenage siblings Corrie and Kenneth Tyler suspect they’ve been ripped off by the town undertaker, but what they discover is much more sinister than either imagined. After their bootlegger father is buried, Kenneth sees undertaker Fenton Breece remove an item from the grave. The siblings dig up their father’s grave, among others, and uncover unsettling evidence of Fenton’s necrophilia. Corrie cooks up a blackmail plot and enlists Kenneth to steal Fenton’s briefcase, which contains, as Kenneth and Corrie soon find out, photos depicting Fenton ‘capering gleefully’ with corpses. Blackmail material in hand, Corrie demands $15,000 from Fenton, and Fenton hires local psychopath Granville Sutter to muzzle — by whatever means necessary — the Tylers and get back the photos.” Look for more on this one soon.

Wake Synopsis
Driving to a wedding in Los Angeles through the Mojave Desert, Paul and Adrienne seem destined for a life of genuine love and happiness. Road-weary, they decide to stop for the night at lonely Roy’s Motel and Cafe. This roadside artifact proves to be a strange and surreal place with an unsettling mix of travelers, including front-desk manager Frank and his promiscuous wife Sandy. Ultimately, these ill-fated lovers lead Paul and Adrienne down a path of tense and emotionally charged experiences. In the end, a horrifying secret from Paul’s past is revealed with grave consequences for all parties involved.


Wake – Trailer
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