Deadline is reporting that, in a pre-emptive strike, Vertical Entertainment picked up North American rights to the Jaume Collet-Serra produced flick Mindscape from Ombra Films and StudioCanal on the eve of EFM, which kicked off today. Stay tuned for specific release information soon.
Mindscape, from the creative mind behind Orphan and Unknown, Jaume Collet-Serra, is directed by Jorge Dorado and stars Mark Strong (“Low Winter Sun”), Taissa Farmiga (“American Horror Story”), and Brian Cox (Trick ‘r Treat).
It’s produced by Collet-Serra, Juan Sola, Peter Safran, and Mercedes Gamero; Miguel Angel Faura is co-producer.
Mindscape is a hypnotic psychological thriller about a man with an extraordinary ability to enter people’s minds and manipulate their memory. When he takes on the case of a brilliant troubled teenager, he winds up in a dangerous game of seduction and betrayal that spirals out of control.
John (Strong) is a recently widowed man with the ability to enter people’s memories. In the past John used his abilities to solve criminal cases, but after a stroke during a session gone wrong that left him incapacitated and financially broken, he is but a shell of his former self.
Desperate for an assignment, John asks his superior, Sebastian, for a new job. The case he receives is that of a troubled girl, Anna (Farmiga), who has begun a hunger strike. While the parameters of the job seem quite simple, Anna proves to be much more challenging than John expected. She’s intelligent, insightful… and possibly one of the most conniving and manipulative people that he’s come across in his career.
As John delves deeper into her memories to discover the reason for her hunger strike, everyone surrounding Anna’s life becomes a suspect – her family, her nurse, even his old mentor Sebastian himself.
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