Rights acquired for haunted house thriller in U.K., Ireland

Metrodome has picked up distribution rights in the U.K. and Ireland for haunted house thriller “Lovely Molly.”

Deal was announced at Berlin on Friday, three months after Image Entertainment acquired the U.S. rights. “Lovely Molly” premiered in Toronto’s Midnight Madness section in September.

Eduardo Sanchez, who directed “The Blair Witch Project,” helmed “Molly” from his own script. Gretchen Lodge, Johnny Lewis and Alexandra Holden star, with Gretchen Lodge making her bigscreen debut.

“Molly” is produced by “Blair Witch” producers Robin Cowie and Gregg Hale of Haxan along with Jane Fleming and Mark Ordesky of Amber Entertainment. The 1999 “Blair Witch” was a surprise hit with more than $140 million in domestic grosses.

Metrodome deal was negotiated by Head of Acquisitions Joel Kennedy and Jamie Carmichael for Content.

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