Orion Pictures picks up ‘Pet’ with Dominic Monaghan, Jennette McCurdy
Thriller fans can look forward to Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films’ next project, the two companies announced today that they have acquired the psychological thriller PET.
The film was directed by Carles Torrens and written by Jeremy Slater. ‘Pet’ will star Dominic Monaghan (Lost, THE LORD OF THE RINGS Series), Ksenia Solo (IN SEARCH OF FELLINI, Turn), and Jennette McCurdy (iCarly, Sam & Cat). PET had its World Premiere at the 2016 South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin this year.
Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films will release the film in U.S. theaters and on demand on December 2, 2016, and it will be available on DVD on December 27.
The studio described the film in today’s announcement, saying that was “in the vein” of such films as HARD CANDY and GONE GIRL. PET is a psychological thriller that deals with the themes of identity, loneliness, selflessness and what it means to truly belong to another. It’s told through the prism of two isolated people, Seth and Holly, seemingly different yet more similar than they even knew. The studio stated that PET “is at its heart a dark love story that examines how much one is willing to sacrifice in the name of love.”
Director Carles Torrens stated, “I am thrilled at the opportunity to share PET with audiences worldwide. Samuel Goldwyn Films and Orion Releasing approached us with the same enthusiasm we had about the film and we are thrilled to work with them on the project.”
“PET transcends all of the expectations that suspense-thriller fans have been desensitized to,” said Peter Goldwyn, President of Samuel Goldwyn Films. “Carles Torrens is great at this genre and we could not be more excited to bring his film to moviegoers.”
PET was written by Jeremy Slater and directed by Carles Torrens, with Sean Gowrie as executive producer. PET was produced by Revolver Picture Company’s Nick Phillips and Kelly Martin Wagner and Magic Lantern’s Carles Torrens.
The deal was negotiated by Peter Goldwyn of Samuel Goldwyn Films with United Talent Agency and Elsa Ramo of Ramo Law on behalf of the filmmakers.