Sundance ’11: ‘The Silent House’ Acuired for US Distro

Mickey Liddell’s Liddell Ent. has snapped up worldwide right to Sundance horror pic The Silent House (review), excluding Blighty, Scandinavia and the Middle East. A domestic deal is expected to unfold shortly after CAA negotiated the deal with Liddell for a reported $3 million minimum with a P&A commitment north of $3 million. A number of U.S. buyers are circling the project including Lionsgate and the Weinstein Co. Expect news soon. Silent House, an English remake of the Uruguayan La Casa Muda, is the second pic from Open Water helmers Chris Kentis and Laura Lau. It toplines Elizabeth Olsen and Maggie Gyllenhaal and follows the tale of a family who returns to their longtime summerhouse after it was violated by squatters in the off-season. Watch for exclusive interviews and a review this week!