Ti West’s latest film The Sacrament may have a home at Magnolia Pictures. Deadline reports the company may drop seven figures to distribute the Eli Roth-presented thriller starring AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg and Amy Seimetz.
Magnolia released West’s previous two features – The House of the Devil and The Innkeepers – via its Magnet Releasing distribution arm.
In the film, two Vice media correspondents set out to document their friend’s search to find his missing sister. They travel outside of the United States to an undisclosed location where they are welcomed into the world of “Eden Parish,” a self-sustained rural utopia comprised of nearly 200 members. At the centre of this small, religious, socialist community is a mysterious leader known only as “Father.”
As their friend reunites with his sister, it becomes apparent to the newcomers that this paradise may not be as it seems. What started as just another documentary shoot soon becomes a race to escape with their lives.