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His House
Directed byRemi Weekes
Produced by
Screenplay byRemi Weekes
Story by
  • Felicity Evans
  • Toby Venables
Starring
CinematographyJo Willems
Edited byJulia Bloch
Production
companies
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • January 27, 2020 (2020-01-27) (Sundance)
Running time
93 minutes[1]
Country
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
Language
  • English
  • Dinka

His House is a 2020 American-British thriller film, written and directed by Remi Weekes. It stars Wunmi Mosaku, Sope Dirisu and Matt Smith.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

His House was developed by British production company Starchild Pictures run by producers Ed King and Martin Gentles.[2] In August 2017, it was announced Remi Weekes would direct the film from a screenplay he wrote. The Weinstein Company filed a lawsuit against Starchild Pictures claiming they had backed out of an unsigned distribution agreement.[3][4] In March 2018, it was announced Wunmi Mosaku, Sope Dirisu had joined the cast of the film, with the lawsuit not going forward and The Weinstein Company no longer attached. New Regency Pictures, BBC Films and Vertigo Entertainment were set to finance and produce.[5] In May 2018, Matt Smith joined the cast of the film.[6]

Release and reception[edit]

It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2020.[7] Prior to the screening, Netflix had acquired distribution rights to the film.[8]

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 100% based on 7 reviews, with an average rating of 8.88/10.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "His House". Sundance Film Festival. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  2. ^ Jr, Mike Fleming; Jr, Mike Fleming (2020-01-22). "Netflix Preempts Sundance Pic 'His House', Midnight Thriller With Timely Immigration Premise". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-01-28.
  3. ^ Pederson, Erik (August 2, 2017). "Weinstein Company Sues For $10M Over Deal For Rights To 'His House'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  4. ^ Maddaus, Gene (August 2, 2017). "Weinstein Company Files $10 Million Suit Over 'His House' Distribution". Variety. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  5. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (March 23, 2018). "New Regency, BBC Films Breathe Life Into Buzz Horror 'His House' As Weinstein Co. Set To Drop Lawsuit". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  6. ^ "Matt Smith lands horror role in His House". Celebretainment.com. May 25, 2018. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  7. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (December 4, 2019). "Sundance Unveils Female-Powered Lineup Featuring Taylor Swift, Gloria Steinem, Abortion Road Trip Drama". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  8. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (January 22, 2020). "Netflix Preempts Sundance Pic 'His House;' Midnight Thriller With Timely Immigration Premise". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  9. ^ https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/his_house

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