Krisha writer-director Trey Edward Shults is capitalising on the success of his SXSW Special Jury and Audience award-winning debut, and has cast Joel Edgerton in the lead role for his brilliantly-titled horror film It Comes At Night.
Deadline reports that the excellent star of Midnight Special, The Gift and Animal Kingdom will play “a father who will stop at nothing to protect his wife and son from a malevolent, mysterious presence terrorizing them right outside their doorstep.”
The film is the second part of Shults’ deal with A24 after they snapped up his festival hit about a family tearing itself to shreds over the course of a holiday, and will be produced by David Kaplan and Andrea Roa.
Edgerton has had a busy couple of years and is currently riding a wave of Cannes acclaim for his performance in Jeff Nichols’ drama Loving. He’s also got David Ayer’s Netflix film Bright on the way, starring Will Smith and Noomi Rapace and written by Max Landis.
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