Distrib to open mockumentary on Jan. 5

Anchor Bay Entertainment has acquired Scott Glosserman’s “Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon” for a theatrical release early next year.

Mockumentary, which premiered at South by Southwest this year, will see the largest theatrical release for Anchor Bay. Distrib, part of Starz Media, will open the pic on Jan. 5 in a dozen major markets.

Glosserman directed, produced through his Glen Echo Entertainment banner and co-wrote with David Stieve. Nathan Baesel, Angela Goethals, Robert Englund, Scott Wilson and Zelda Rubinstein star.

Andrew Lewis and Code Entertainment’s Al Corley, Bart Rosenblatt and Eugene Musso exec produced. Stieve also served as co-producer.

Glosserman is repped by Endeavor and Steve Crawford at Nine Yards Entertainment. Endeavor Independent

brokered the deal on behalf of Glosserman.”

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