Ahead of its premiere at the forthcoming Sundance Film Festival, Variety reports that A24 have secured the rights to Lee Cronin’s The Hole in the Ground.
Both A24 and DirecTV now own North American rights, "A24 will take the film out to theaters while DirecTV will offer a limited pay-per-view window before release."
The Hole in The Ground stars Irish actress Seána Kerslake as Sarah, a mother who moves with her young son Chris (James Quinn Markey) to a country home on the edge of a forest, which happens to hide an enormous sinkhole. Her boy vanishes and soon reappears unharmed, though his behavior grows increasingly disturbing, leaving his mother to fear the worst — that the boy in her home isn’t her son at all.
Leadership at A24 called the film a “remarkable debut film, weaving suspense, terror, and supernatural folklore into a richly evocative story about the primal fears of motherhood.”
Presented by Savage Productions, The Hole in The Ground was produced by John Keville and Conor Barry, co-produced by Benoît Roland and Ulla Simonen, and executive produced by Lesley McKimm, Macdara Kelleher, Patrick O’Neill, Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Stephen Kelliher, Hilary Davis, Tim Hegarty, and Tara Finegan.