Following its World Premiere in July at the Fantasia International Film Festival, Vertical Entertainment has announced out of AFM that it is acquiring rights to director Matthew Pope’s debut Blood On Her Name.
The film follows a single mother (Bethany Anne Lind) who’s panicked decision to cover up an accidental killing spirals out of control when her conscience demands she return the dead man’s body to his family.
Blood On Her Name also stars Will Patton, (Remember the Titans, Armageddon), and Elizabeth Röhm (American Hustle, Joy).
Pope and producer Don M. Thompson penned the script together under the Rising Creek Banner.
"Matt and I always imagined this film to be a character piece wrapped in the body of a thriller, something we hope has the power to stay with people for a while," Thompson said. "We’re incredibly gratified to have found partners in Vertical and Yellow Veil who share our passion for genre films that offer something beyond what audiences expect."
Vertical will roll out a theatrical day and date release in early 2020.