Sebastián Silva’s Juno Temple and Michael Cera-Starring Thriller Finds Distribution

When I first heard about Sebastián Silva’s next movie, Magic, Magic, I had yet to see any of the director’s work, but I was excited at the cast he had assembled, because it was made up mostly of hot young actresses. Since then, some of that has changed.

If you’re not yet familiar with Silva, go check out his 2009 film The Maid. It’s a movie that managed to be tense and dramatic just by telling the story of an aging maid worried about losing her position in a prominent Chilean household because of the presence of a new, young au pair. In my opinion, it proved the man to have a sure hand behind the camera, and it put him firmly on the list of directors to watch. Go ahead, I’ll wait…

Okay, now that we’re all on the same page, let’s start getting excited for his new (and apparently newly untitled) thriller that stars some more familiar Hollywood names like Michael Cera, Juno Temple, Emily Browning, and Maria Full of Grace’s Catalina Sandino Moreno.

The new news about the project is that it has been picked up for distribution in the U.S., Latin America, Scandinavia, and Eastern Europe by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions; so it looks like most of us are going to get a chance to see it on the big screen. SPWA describes the film by calling it, “the chilling story of a young American woman (Temple) vacationing with her friends in a remote part of Chile, who begins to mentally unravel and enters into a world of disturbing landscapes and crushing terror,” which lines up pretty closely with what we heard about the film before; so despite the fact that it lost its title at some point during development, it doesn’t seem like the story has been tweaked at all.

The film is set to begin filming this spring in Chile, so we can all start getting jealous of Michael Cera for getting to go see a beautiful country in the company of so many pretty young fillies now.  Remember when this guy kept saying he wanted to quit acting? What a jerk! [THR]

Weaned on the genre films of the 80s. Reared by the independent movement of the 90s. Earned a BA for writing stuff in the 00s. Reviews current releases at

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