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Relativity Acquires House at the End of the Street, Starring Jennifer Lawrence

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood April 14, 2011 at 8:59AM

Continuing its buying spree, new distrib on the block Relativity has acquired horror film House at the End of the Street for stateside release in 2012. The film follows a just-moved-in teen (Jennifer Lawrence) who discovers that she and her mother (Elisabeth Shue) live across the street from the site of a double murder; they befriend the surviving son (Max Thieriot) who still lives there. Word is, House at the End of the Street hopes to be to Psycho what Shia LaBeouf’s 2007 Disturbia was to Rear Window. Glenn Basner's FilmNation Entertainment, which produced and reps the film around the world, closed the deal for U.S. rights well ahead of Cannes.
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Continuing its buying spree, new distrib on the block Relativity has acquired horror film House at the End of the Street for stateside release in 2012. The film follows a just-moved-in teen (Jennifer Lawrence) who discovers that she and her mother (Elisabeth Shue) live across the street from the site of a double murder; they befriend the surviving son (Max Thieriot) who still lives there. Word is, House at the End of the Street hopes to be to Psycho what Shia LaBeouf’s 2007 Disturbia was to Rear Window. Glenn Basner's FilmNation Entertainment, which produced and reps the film around the world, closed the deal for U.S. rights well ahead of Cannes.

Directed by Mark Tonderai (Hush) and written by David Loucka (Dream House), the film's producers are FilmNation Entertainment’s Aaron Ryder (The Prestige), A Bigger Boat’s Peter Block (Saw franchise), and Hal Lieberman (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. FilmNation Entertainment is currently in post-production on James McTeigue’s The Raven starring John Cusack; in pre-production on The Amateur American starring Luke Evans and in development on F*cking Engaged starring Jessica Biel.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.