By MICHAEL GINGOLD
After world-premiering last month at the Tribeca Film Festival (and winning a rave from this site), COME TO DADDY has been snatched up for U.S. release.
Saban Films announced today that it has acquired COME TO DADDY, and will give it a theatrical launch on a date to be determined. The directorial debut of Ant Timpson, producer of DEATHGASM, HOUSEBOUND, THE GREASY STRANGLER and others, it was scripted by STRANGLER’s Toby Harvard and stars Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Martin Donovan, Michael Smiley, Simon Chin and Ona Grauer. Wood plays Norval, a young man summoned by his long-lost father Gordon (McHattie) to meet him at his remote seaside house. When Norval arrives, Gordon treats him with hostility and ridicule, and things get progressively nastier from there. We’ll keep you posted on the exact date you’ll be able to come to DADDY.