IFC Films has acquired the U.S. rights to director Dave Franco’s chilling thriller The Rental with Alison Brie (Horse Girl) and Dan Stevens (The Guest). It’s co-written by Franco & Joe Swanberg.
Based on a story by Franco & Swanberg & Mike Demski it centers on two couples who embark on a weekend getaway to a seemingly perfect house they’ve booked online. But what begins as a celebratory weekend for the four close friends turns into something far more sinister as secrets they’ve kept from each other are exposed and they realize they may not be alone.
Arianna Bocco EVP of Acquisitions and Productions at IFC Films said: “We’re beyond excited to partner with Dave on his directorial debut. He is a clear talent in front of and behind the camera and we are thrilled to bring this film to American audiences.”
Dave Franco added: “I’ve admired the IFC brand and their films for as long as I can remember. I couldn’t be more excited about partnering with them for my directorial debut. They have such a strong track record when it comes to elevated genre films, which makes them the perfect home for The Rental.”
The film co-stars Jeremy Allen White (Shameless) and Sheila Vand (A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, Snowpiercer) co-star. It was produced and financed by Black Bear Pictures. Franco, Elizabeth Haggard, Teddy Schwarzman, Ben Stillman, Swanberg and Christopher Storer serving as producers. Michael Heimler and Sean Durkin serve as the film’s executive producers.
IFC Films is set to release the film nationwide on July 24 , 2020.