This will be the second time RADiUS has picked up the American favorite at Cannes after securing rights to breakout hit Blue Ruin last year.
Financed by Animal Kingdom and Northern Lights, the film was produced by Rebecca Green, Laura D. Smith, Mitchell, David Kaplan and Erik Rommesmo. It Follows features an up and coming ensemble cast that includes Maika Monroe (Labor Day), Keir Gilchrist (It's Kind of a Funny Story), Daniel Zovatto (Laggies), Jake Weary (Zombeavers), Olivia Luccardi (Girls) and Lili Sepe (Spork).
RADiUS has slated a first quarter 2015 release.
For 19-year-old Jay (Monroe), the fall should be about school, boys and weekends at the lake. Yet, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter she suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions; she can't shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. As the threat closes in, Jay and her friends must somehow escape the horrors that are only a few steps behind.
With a riveting central performance from Monroe and a strikingly ominous electronic score by Disasterpeace, It Follows was universally praised after its premiere in Cannes.
RADiUS co-president Tom Quinn had this to say in a statement.
David Robert Mitchell had this to say in his statement.
Quinn and Jason Janego negotiated the deal with Cinetic - in conjunction with Jen Dana - on behalf of the filmmakers.
It Follows comes to theaters in 2015 and stars Linda Boston, Heather Fairbanks, Aldante Foster, Keir Gilchrist, Ruby Harris, Christopher Hohman, Olivia Luccardi, Maika Monroe. The film is directed by David Robert Mitchell.