Jakob’s Wife Acquired by RLJE Films and Shudder Ahead of World Premiere at SXSW

Jakob's Wife
Jakob’s Wife stars Barbara Crampton

Oftentimes, many films showcase their movie film festivals to gauge interest and buyers.

Not waiting for the SXSW Festival, RLJE Films and AMC Networks’ Shudder announced the acquisition of the horror film Jakob’s Wife ahead of its world premiere.

Directed by Travis Stevens (Girl on the Third Floor), in which he co-wrote with Mark Steensland (The Special) and Kathy Charles (Castle Freak). The film stars Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, You’re Next), Larry Fessenden (Habit, Stake Land), Nyisha Bell (Coming 2 America), Mark Kelly (The Hot Zone), Sarah Lind (Wolfcop), Robert Rusler (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2, Vamp), Bonnie Aarons (The Nun, The Conjuring 2), and Phil Brooks (Girl on the Third Floor).

Here’s the official synopsis:

In Jakob’s Wife, Anne is married to a small-town minister and feels like her life and marriage have been shrinking over the past 30 years. After a chance encounter with “The Master,” she discovers a new sense of power and an appetite to live bigger and bolder than before. As Anne is increasingly torn between her enticing new existence and her life before, the body count grows and Jakob realizes he will have to fight for the wife he took for granted.

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“We’re thrilled to acquire Jakob’s Wife ahead of its world premiere at SXSW,” said Mark Ward, chief acquisitions officer at RLJE Films, in a statement. “This film has already garnered tremendous following during production, and we’re confident Jakob’s Wife will be well received at the festival.”

RLJE plans the release of the film in theaters and On Demand on April 16 with a release on the Shudder streaming platform later this year. Also, Shudder acquired the distribution rights for the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

The virtual SXSW runs from March 16-20, in which Jakob’s Wife set to premiere in its Midnighters section.

Source: RLJE Films

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