Sundance: Blumhouse, WWE Studios Buy Magician Thriller ‘Sleight’

Sleight Sundance 2016
Courtesy of Sundance Film Festival

WWE Studios and Blumhouse Productions have acquired worldwide rights to magician thriller “Sleight.”

The science-fiction thriller about a street magician premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. BH Tilt, a division of Blumhouse, will oversee the release and marketing of the film. WWE Studios will try to leverage its network of wrestling properties to drum up interest in the title.

The film marks JD Dillard’s directorial debut and is written by Dillard and Alex Theurer. The cast is rounded out by Jacob Latimore (“Maze Runner”), Dulé Hill (“Ballers”) and Seychelle Gabriel (“Falling Skies”). The film is produced by Diablo Entertainment’s Eric B. Fleischman, who once worked at Blumhouse, along with Sean Tabibian and Alex Theurer.

Bradley Buchanan handled negotiations on behalf of WWE Studios, and CAA brokered the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.

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