Should You Forgive Your Zombie Relative? Ellen Page In ‘The Cured’ – Watch TIFF Clip
EXCLUSIVE: We all have that relative that wants to move in with us, whether they’re down on their luck or perhaps it’s a little brother or a niece who just got out of college. Well, what if your former brother-in-law was a zombie who killed your husband? Would you trust him again?
In Irish director David Freyne’s feature directorial debut, the world has just survived a zombie apocalypse; a cure has supposedly put everything back to normal again. Senan (Sam Keeley) is one of those cured zombies with a treacherous past. His sister-in-law Abbie (Juno Oscar nominee Ellen Page) is willing to give him a second chance in a society which has marginalized folks like Senan. Abbie has such a great heart, she lets Senan live with her and her son. But, man, in-laws!
In this scene Abbie is sitting down for dinner with Senan and his friend (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor). The latter two became friends as they were formerly zombies and are now cured . However, the friend drops a bombshell on Abbie about her dead husband and Senan. Page is doing double-duty at TIFF this weekend in both The Cured and in Tali-Shalom-Ezer’s romance drama My Days of Mercy. The Cured premieres on Saturday, Sept 9 at 9PM at Ryerson University. WME and CAA are handling U.S. sales while Bac Films is handling foreign sales.
Toronto: Ellen Page-Starrer 'The Cured' Nabs International Sales
The horror thriller closed deals across Asia and the Middle East ahead of a world premiere at TIFF. David Freyne's horror thriller The Cured, starring Ellen Page (My Days of Mercy) and Sam Keeley, has closed deals across Asia and the Middle East ahead of its world premiere on Saturday night at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Bac Films, which is selling the zombie flick about formerly infected flesh-eaters getting back into society after a zombie plague, confirmed deals with Fox for pan-Asia pay TV, Spentzos in Greece, Filmdom in Turkey, Falcon for the Middle East and Bravos in Hong Kong.
Other territories sold include Malaysia and Indonesia (Tanweer), Singapore (Shaw), Taiwan (Caichang), Thailand (Sahamongkol), Vietnam (Skyline) and the Philippines (Silverline).
North American rights remain up for grabs and are being shopped at TIFF by WME and CAA.
Freyne's feature directorial debut is set in a time after a virus that transformed humans into zombie-like monsters has been cured. But many of the once-infected humans are now shunned by society and even their families, creating social unrest that leads to militant government interference.
Page is also a producer on the feature, along with Rachael O’Kane and Rory Dungan. Mark Huffam, Aidan Elliott, Mathieu Robinet and David Grumbach are co-producers.