CBS Films has acquired US rights to the Automatik and First Generation Films mystery-thriller Strange But True starring Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Nick Robinson, and Margaret Qualley, reports Screen Daily. Bankside is handling international sales at the EFM.
Strange But True is said to be a tense and multi-layered thriller in the tradition of Mystic River and In The Bedroom in which a couple receives a visit from a pregnant woman claiming their son who died five years ago on Prom Night is the father of her child.
In the film, “Ronnie Chase tragically dies on the night of the school prom while his girlfriend Melissa survives. Five years later, Melissa turns up at the Chase household to tell the surviving members of his family that she is pregnant with his child. Though skeptical, they find themselves trying to prove her right, compelled by the resurfacing of their grief, only to discover that the truth is much more terrifying than they could have ever imagined.”
Rounding out the key cast are Brian Cox, Blythe Danner, Mena Massoud, and Connor Jessup.
Rowan Athale directed from Eric Garcia’s adapted screenplay based on the novel by John Searles.
Fred Berger and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik produced with Christina Piovesan of First Generation Films.
Deepak Nayer and Laure Vaysee of Motion Picture Capital, Hilary Davis and Stephen Kelliher of Bankside Films, Compton Ross and Phil Hunt of Head Gear Films, and John Penotti, Ross Katz, Tim Williams and Brian Kornreich served as executive producers. Motion Picture Capital and Head Gear Films co-financed Strange But True.