British TV director Otto Bathurst (“Criminal Justice,” “Peaky Blinders”) has locked a deal to direct the Guillermo del Toro-produced feature thriller “Midnight Delivery” for Universal Pictures.
Kevin Costner plays a father who attempts to save his estranged daughter from a Colombian gang by trafficking cocaine to London on a midnight flight. Neil Cross (“Luther”) penned the script. [Source: Heat Vision]
Rodney Ascher (“Room 237”) will direct the horror documentary “The Nightmare” for Preferred Film & TV. Glen Zipper, Ross Dinerstein and Kevin Iwashina will produce.
The project deals with victims of sleep paralysis who experience demonic visions, something Ascher himself has personal experience with. [Source: Screen]
The Girlfriend Exclusive
Francois Ozon is set to direct the feature adaptation of Ruth Rendell’s novel “The New Girlfriend” for Films Distribution. Romain Duris, Anais Demoustier and Raphael Personnaz star.
The story follows a young woman who falls into depression after her best girlfriend’s death. She eventually finds the strength to embrace life after discovering an unexpected secret about her late friend’s husband. [Source: Variety]