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Vertical Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Participant’s supernatural thriller “Out of the Dark,” starring Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman and Stephen Rea.

“Out of the Dark” is a ghost story set in South America, where a young family’s new life turns terrifying when they are forced to confront ancient legends, ghosts and a family secret. It was shot on location in Colombia and is a Spanish-Colombian co-production.

Vertical is planning a release early next year. The film will be presented by Vertical in association with Participant Media and Image Nation.

“Out of the Dark” is a production of Apaches Entertainment, Cactus Flower, and Fast Producciones, in association with Dynamo and XYZ Films.

Producers are Belen Atienza, Cristian Conti, Enrique Lopez Lavigne and Andres Calderon. Lluis Quilez directed from a screenplay by the team of Alex Pastor and David Pastor along with Javier Gullon.

Rich Goldberg and Peter Jarowey negotiated the deal for Vertical, with Nate Bolotin at XYZ Films and Jeff Ivers for Participant. Bloom is handling international sales for “Out of the Dark.”

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