Osgood Perkins made his directorial debut this past October with the staid, eerie Netflix release I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, except not really. When attendees at the Toronto International Film Festival lined up to catch that film’s world premiere back in September, many were reminiscing about the proceedings one year earlier, where Perkins’ real directorial debut February screened. The horror indie made a positive impression on critics and landed a deal with boutique distributor A24, but floated around post-production purgatory for the entirety of 2016. But at last, parties intrigued by murmurs of this creepy festival standout will get their wish — the film since retitled The Blackcoat’s Daughter finally has a release date.
Following his acclaimed feature debut, Dope director Rick Famuyiwa — like many of his fellow indie filmmakers — is making the leap to big budget blockbusters, having recently replaced Seth Grahame-Smith on The Flash solo film over at Warner Bros. Since Famuyiwa joined the WB / DC family, we’d been wondering if any of his Dope stars might be joining him, and the answer is…maybe!