Since its beginning, horror has always been reflective of the very real terror being faced in our society, and it's hard to argue that some of the most prevalent horrors today are the ones immigrants are facing, an issue which has become more socially relevant than ever...
...Via Deadline, Vital Pictures/NME will distribute the company's first film, Beneath Us, from director Max Pachman, making his feature debut. The film will be distributed in Latino markets throughout the U.S. and will feature both English and Spanish dialogue, and has strong LatinX representation in front of and behind the camera, according to the site.
In Beneath Us:
“The American Dream becomes a nightmare for a group of undocumented day laborers hired by a wealthy couple (played by Lynn Collins and James Tupper). What they hope to be their biggest payday turns into a terrifying fight for survival at the couple’s secluded mansion, and those thought to be helpless must prove they can’t be discarded so easily.”
The film stars James Tupper (Big Little Lies), Lynn Collins (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Rigo Sanchez (Animal Kingdom), Roberto ‘Sanz’ Sanchez (2 Fast 2 Furious), Thomas Chavira (Shameless), and Josue Aguirre (Veronica Mars).
Beneath Us is produced by Luis Guerrero of Vital Pictures, Chris Lemos, Jay Hernandez, and William Knochel. Pachman directs off of a script he co-wrote with Mark Mavrothalasitis (Eden).
Catch Beneath Us when it releases in select theaters on March 6th, 2020.
By Matt Konopka