Shot Caller star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will soon get his day in North America with Saban Films snagging Robin Pront’s latest, The Silencing. The actor is joined by Annabelle Wallis (The Mummy, Peaky Blinders) and Hero Fiennes Tiffin (After, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), with Pront directing from a script by Micah Ranum.
The Silencing follows a reformed hunter living in isolation on a wildlife sanctuary who becomes involved in a deadly game of cat and mouse when he and the local Sheriff set out to track a vicious killer who may have kidnapped his daughter years ago.
The film would have had its Midnighters debut at SXSW were it not for the Covid-19 epidemic. Anova Pictures’ Cybill Lui Eppich (Pay the Ghost, After the Dark) is producing, with XYZ Films’ Aram Tertzakian and Maxime Cottray exec producing with Saban; Both firms partnered on the project during the scripting stage.
Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley said, “Nikolaj and Annabelle are fantastic in this thrilling tale that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. While we are deeply saddened that it could not premiere at this year’s SXSW, we are honored to be able to share Robin Pront’s film with our audiences.”
Bill Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films along with Endeavor Content and Nate Bolotin at XYZ Films on behalf of the filmmakers.