After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, "The Wolf Hour" has landed a U.S. distributor. Brainstorm Media has acquired the North American rights for the thriller starring Naomi Watts and is eyeing a fall release date, Variety reports.
The film comes from writer-director Alistair Banks Griffin and stars Watts as June Leigh, a former counterculture figure living in New York in 1997. As violence in the city escalates over a blackout, she shuts herself inside her grandmother's apartment in the South Bronx. She can't escape the action, though; she keeps finding different visitors at her door and must deal with her fear and paranoia.
The film is a "tense thriller," according to Michelle Schwarzstein, Brainstorm's president of marketing and acquisitions (via Variety). She described Watts's performance as "riveting." The two-time Academy Award-nominated actress is joined in the film by Emory Cohen, Jennifer Ehle, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jeremy Bobb, and Brennan Brown.
"The Wolf Hour" comes from producers Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Bailey Conway Anglewicz, and Bradley Pilz. Ged Dickersin co-produced. The Big Picture Company's Felipe Dieppa and Taryn Nagle executive produced alongside Belladonna Productions' Linda Moran and Automatik's Fred Berger.
The film's exact release date hasn't been revealed yet, but keep an eye out for "The Wolf Hour" this fall.