Departing from the label's usual Asian affairs, we've learned that Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired the U.S. rights to Canadian thriller Broil, from director Edward Drake (Breach, Cosmic Sin). A digital and home entertainment release is scheduled for October 13th, 2020.
Broil is described as "a seemingly classic coming-of-age story that is quickly complicated by the fact that the protagonist’s family has been hiding a dark secret for millennia."
"After a violent incident with an insufferable school nemesis, 17-year-old Chance Sinclair (Avery Konrad) is sent to live with her reclusive grandfather in his lavish mountain estate. As she seeks to uncover the true origin of her eccentric grandfather’s exorbitant wealth—and a mysterious familial health condition going back generations—she may get way more than she bargained for. Quickly caught between two warring factions of the family, Chance’s only hope for survival may well come from a killer-for-hire with a fortuitous stroke of culinary genius."
The film features a veteran cast that includes Lochlyn Munro ("Riverdale"), Timothy V. Murphy (National Treasure: Book of Secrets), and Jonathan Lipnicki (Jerry Maguire, Stuart Little).
Drake co-wrote the film with Piper Mars (The Young Woman). Broil is produced by Corey Large (It Follows, The November Man).
"Well Go USA is home to some of my favorite films and I’m so grateful for the hard work of the team," said Drake. "Broil was created by a fantastic Vancouver and Victoria cast and crew. We took cues from Rosemary's Baby, The Witch, Get Out, Succession, Barry Lyndon, You’re Next, and many more to bring Broil to life, a story which is absolutely 100% based on true events."