UK’s Icon Film Distribution Scoops Up The Babadook, The Guest, and Cold in July

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UK's Icon Film Distribution Scoops Up The Babadook, The Guest, and Cold in JulyThe three movies listed in the headline above already had something in common, and now they’ve got two things in common. All three are movies we’re very much looking forward to seeing this year, and all three have just been acquired for UK distribution. Read on for details!

Screen Daily reports that the recently relaunched UK label Icon Film Distribution has announced its comeback slate of seven titles, which includes horror flicks The Babadook, The Guest, and Cold in July.

Acclaimed Sundance horror The Babadook (trailer below), the directorial debut of writer/director Jennifer Kent starring Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, and Noah Wiseman, follows a single mother struggling to cope with her seven-year-old son’s feral temperament. eOne handles sales.

Director Adam Wingard’s thriller The Guest, sold by HanWay, stars fomer “Downton Abbey” star Dan Stevens in the story of a family that befriends a man who is not what he claims to be.

Jim Mickle’s thriller Cold in July, acquired from Memento, charts the stories of two fathers pitted against each other in revenge who must band together to uncover a darker truth. “Dexter”’s Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard, and Don Johnson star.

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