Ahead of Canes, Vertical Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Kasra Farahani’s The Waiting, which had its World Premiere at this past March’s SXSW Film Festival.
The thriller boasts quite the impressive cast that includes James Caan (The Godfather, Misery), Logan Miller (Scouts Guide to the Apocalypse) and Keir Gilchrist (It Follows).
Trace caught the film at the Austin premiere, where he wrote in his review:
‘The Waiting’ is a very strong directorial debut for Farahani, and showcases strong performances throughout… [it] packs an emotional wallop of an ending that makes the slow pace of the film worthwhile.
Mysterious events occur in The Waiting when two high school filmmakers decide to create the illusion of a haunting on an unsuspecting neighbor.
In the below clip, watch as Caan doesn’t respond to the haunting as expected…going full Misery on a “spooked” door.
The fun begins as the duo’s suspicions grow and the tension mounts, explained the SXSW program, they realize too late that the man they’re manipulating is the last person they should’ve chosen for their project.
The Waiting was written by Mark Bianculli and Jeff Richard.
The full cast includes: James Caan, Logan Miller, Keir Gilchrist, Laura Innes, Edwin Hodge, Bailey Noble, Lili Reinhart, Anne Dudek, Mindy Sterling, and Tamlyn Tomita.