Naomi Watts to star in Amazon’s English remake of Goodnight Mommy
It’s been over 2 yrs since we last heard word about director Matt Sobel’s English remake of the 2014 Austrian horror thriller Goodnight Mommy however now Variety has taken word that Oscar nominee Naomi Watts ( Boss Level ) has officially signed to star in and executive produce the Amazon Studios project.
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“The best films are the ones that invite the audience to step of their protagonist’s journey,” Sobel said in a statement. “Inside our re-imagining of Goodnight Mommy , concern with abandonment – and the dreadful realization that those near us might not be who they seem – create an immersive nightmare, with visceral sensations and center front. I can’t wait to generate this heart-stopping story with Amazon and the peerless Naomi Watts.”
The British actress is not any stranger to the genre, having previously starred in horror and thriller films including David Lynch’s short film series Rabbits , the Gore Verbinski-helmed American remake of The Ring , 2005’s Stay , the english remake of Funny Games and 2011’s Dream House .
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Written and directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala ( The Lodge ), Goodnight Mommy followed twin brothers who, when delivered to stick with their mother, are surprised to get her swathed in bandages from the recent procedure. As her behavior grows erratic and unusual increasingly, the twins become convinced she actually is an imposter. Their suspicion cause a roller-coaster of emotional mind misunderstandings and games between mother and her children, that explodes with irreparable and heartbreaking consequences eventually.
The English remake will undoubtedly be directed by Matt Sobel ( Take Me to the River ) from the screenplay compiled by Kyle Warren predicated on their vision for the film. Original film directors Veronika Severin and Franz Fiala are executive producing with David Kaplan, Joshua Astrachan, Valery Nicolas and Guibal Brigaud-Robert set as producers. The project is really a co-production between prestige label Animal Playtime and Kingdom, who was simply one that acquired the rights to the remake. Amazon Studios has signed to finance and release the film worldwide.
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The initial film made its world premiere at the 2014 Venice Film Festival, where it earned rave reviews from critics because of its captivating plot, moody and dark atmosphere and chilling pace. It had been also selected as Austria’s official entry to find the best SPANISH Film a the 88th Academy Awards.
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