Here's what producer Randy Manis had to say about the production.
Jorge Michel Grau's Big Sky is the tale of Hazel (Bella Thorne), a teenage girl who suffers a mortal fear of open spaces. She never leaves her bedroom, which has put a strain on the relationship with her strung-out mom, Dee (Kyra Sedgwick), and is starting to take its toll on both of them. In a last ditch attempt to cure her daughter, Dee enrolls Hazel in a high-end treatment facility in the desert, hoping they will finally find the help they require so that Hazel can begin to move forward from the horrors of her past that triggered her illness. But help is the last thing that they get. When two brothers, Jesse (Frank Grillo) and Pru (Aaron Tveit), interfere with Hazel and Dee's plans in the worst possible way, Hazel must confront her paralyzing fears before they consume her and is forced to fight for her survival in the harshest conditions, all while avoiding the cunning schemes hatched by Jesse.
In the tradition of such high-intensity neo-Hitchcockian thrillers as Breakdown, Dead Calm, Panic Room, and Open Water, Big Sky will take viewers to a whole new place -- inside a mind that can be its own worst enemy.
Big Sky is based on an original screenplay by Evan M. Wiener (Monogamy). The producing team consists of Manis (Margin Call, Kill Your Darlings), Matthew Salloway (Lee Daniels' the Butler, So Undercover), and Christina Papagjika (Lee Daniels' the Butler). Christine Vachon is executive producing for Killer Films (Far From Heaven, Mildred Pierce, Boys Don't Cry), along with Jeffrey V. Mandel of Big LEO Media (Murderball). Benaroya Pictures' genre fare subsidiary AKA pictures is co-financing the film, with Clayton Young serving as executive producer for AKA. Ricky Tollman is co-producer. Santiago Sánchez (We Are What We Are) is the director of photography.
Voltage Pictures (Don Jon, The Hurt Locker) will represent foreign rights at the upcoming American Film Market. Creative Artists Agency and Manis Film co-represent domestic rights.
Big Sky comes to theaters in 2014 and stars Bella Thorne, Aaron Tveit, Kyra Sedgwick, Frank Grillo, Michael Sheets, Terry Parks, Chiara Aurelia, Mark Sivertsen. The film is directed by Jorge Michel Grau.