And the MPAA comes out on top once again as Morgan Creek Productions’ appeal of the ratings board’s R rating for Dream House was denied by the MPAA Appeals Board, who decided that the movie merited the rating because of “some violence.”
Per The Wrap Morgan Creek isn’t let the matter rest, however. Greg Mielcarz, Morgan Creek’s executive VP of marketing, said that he still believes the film will ultimately receive a PG-13 rating.
“They gave us a list of several things in the movie that they thought should be cut,” he said. “We’re going to … work with them together to ensure that we receive a PG-13.”
One way or the other, look for the flick to hit theatres on September 30th, 2011.
The project, picked up as a spec by David Loucka and directed by Jim Sheridan, follows a family that relocates into what appears to be the ideal residence in small town Connecticut.
Successful publisher Will Atenton (Daniel Craig) quit a high power job in Manhattan to relocate his wife, Libby (Rachel Weisz), and two girls to a quaint New England town. But as they settle into their new life, they discover their perfect home was the murder scene of a mother and her children. And the entire city believes it was at the hands of the husband who survived.
When Will investigates, he’s not sure if he’s starting to see ghosts or if the tragic story is just hitting too close to home. His only clues come from Ann Paterson (Naomi Watts), a mysterious neighbor who knew those who were shot. And as Will and Ann piece together the haunting puzzle, they must find out who murdered the family in Will’s dream house before he returns to kill again.
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