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Screen Media acquires psychological thriller The Good Neighbor starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Photo credit: Janis Pipars

Screen Media has announced the acquisition of all North American rights to the psychological thriller The Good Neighbor. Directed and written by Stephan Rick (The Dark Side of the Moon) with co-writer Ross Partridge (Room 104)The Good Neighbor stars Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Vikings, The Tudors), Luke Kleintank (Crown Vic), and Bruce Davison (X-Men). The film is produced by Dean Altit p.g.a, Yulia Zayceva p.g.a, Forma Pro Films and Altit Media Group, and executive produced by Kimberly Hines, Rami Jaber, Kia Jam, Jeff Kranzdorf, Ross Partridge, Max Pavlov, Igor Pronin, Svetlana Punte, Qais Qandil, Stephan Rick, Patrick Rizzotti and Jim Steele. Screen Media is planning a day-and-date theatrical release in June.  A nightmarish evening unfolds when neighbors David (Luke Kleintank) and Robert (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) hit a woman on her bike and flee. When her sister arrives searching for the truth, Robert does unspeakable things to protect their secret. The film is a remake of the German thriller Unter Nachbarn which marked Rick’s feature film debut. Coming full circle, Rick now revisits his Hitchcockian thriller ten years after the making to terrify American audiences with the same question: “How well do you know your neighbor?” “Revisiting the material, I realized the underlying themes are more relevant than ever,” said Director Stephan Rick. “The film is a modern tale about masculinity in crisis and the abyss we all look into, once the thin veil of civilization is ripped off.” The Good Neighbor is a gripping psychological thrill ride,” said Screen Media in a statement. “The chemistry between stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Luke Kleintank makes their ‘friend or foe’ dynamic especially memorable.”  Seth Needle, EVP of Global Acquisitions and Co-Productions, Screen Media negotiated the deal with CAA. Screen Media recently acquired the psychological horror film Monstrous starring Christina Ricci, the thriller The Immaculate Room starring Emile Hirsch and Kate Bosworth, Kevin Lewis’ follow up to Willy’s WonderlandThe Accursed starring Mena Suvari, Gigi Gaston’s 9 Bullets starring Lena Headey and Sam Worthington, and Philip Noyce’s Fast Charlie starring Pierce Brosnan. Screen Media released Gold starring Zac Efron this month. Other recent releases include Manny Perez’s La Soga Salvation acquired out of the Toronto International Film FestivalCasey Tebo’s Black Friday starring Devon Sawa and Bruce Campbell, James Nunne’s One Shot starring Scott Adkins and Ryan Phillippe, and Brent Wilson’s documentary Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road.

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