Tribeca chiller “MR. JONES” lands U.S. distrib


New York’s Tribeca Film Festival got started yesterday, and already one of the horror films being shown there has been snapped up for domestic distribution.

Anchor Bay Films has announced that it has acquired all North American rights to MR. JONES, which world-premieres at Tribeca tomorrow, April 19 (see more info here). Written and directed by Karl Mueller and produced by Ross M. Dinerstein (who also produced THE DIVIDE, co-scripted by Mueller and released by Anchor Bay), MR. JONES stars Jon Foster and Sarah Jones. The synopsis: “Scott [Foster] and Penny [Jones] just moved to a remote cabin to escape the pressures of the world and breathe new life into their art. Their only neighbor for miles is a strange hermit who only comes out at night, under the shroud of darkness. He never acknowledges them, never speaks—never does anything except drag his strange disturbing sculptures deep into the woods, night after night, without rest. As Scott and Penny get deeper into his world, they start to suspect that this man is actually an infamous, reclusive artist known only as ‘Mr. Jones,’ and they’ve stumbled across a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to document his bizarre existence. But this is only the beginning. When Scott and Penny delve too deeply into Mr. Jones’ existence, everything around them turns in on itself and their only escape is through the realm of their own nightmares.”

Stay tuned for more coverage of MR. JONES and details of its release.

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