Maika Monroe and Troy Kotsur have signed on to star in the thriller In Cold Light, to be directed by Maxime Giroux
Genre regular Maika Monroe – whose credits include The Guest, It Follows, Tau, Villains, The Stranger, Watcher, and the upcoming Nicolas Cage horror film Longlegs – and Troy Kotsur, who won an Oscar for his performance in the Best Picture winner CODA – have signed on to star in the thriller In Cold Light, which Deadline notes will mark the English-language debut of French-Canadian director Maxime Giroux (Felix and Meira). This will also be Kotsur’s first movie since he worked on CODA.
Scripted by by Patrick Whistler, In Cold Light has the following synopsis: Ava (Monroe) is trapped. It’s like a bull in the bucking chute seconds before exploding on to the rodeo stage. She is being hunted. She is being pursued, both by those who killed his brother and by her own demons. Ava must make a decision. The film is produced by Jean-Yves Roubin and Yanick Letourneau, with Mike MacMillan as the executive producer. XYZ Films executive produces and finances the film with investment funding from IPR.VC and with support from Telefilm Canada and SODEC. XYZ Films is handling the global rights and is currently presenting this project to potential distributers at the Cannes Film Festival.
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will be going into production later in the year. Giroux said: “I’m so excited to start this film. After years of fine-tuning and honing, we’re about to shoot this wild ride. After years honing and fine-tuning, we’re to shoot this wild ride.“MacMillan and Letourneau provided the following statement: “
This film is going to be stunning and kinetic. Maxime and the excellent cast will elevate the gritty thriller that is at the heart of the film. We are creating something that is truly unique. We simply cannot wait to share this one with audiences.“XYZ’s Todd Brown added: “
We couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of In Cold Light. Writer Patrick Whistler has quickly become one of our favorite screenwriters on the planet; director Maxime Giroux is the heir apparent to the filmmaking tradition that has already brought talents like Denis Villeneuve and Jean Marc Vallee to the world; the producing team’s recent credits read like a who’s who of recent Cannes and Venice phenoms; Maika Monroe is quickly developing into one of the truly iconic performers of her generation; and what’s left unsaid about Troy Kotsur coming off his very well deserved Oscar win for CODA? This team is an absolute powerhouse.“How does
In Cold Light sound to you? Please leave a comment. All I had to hear was, “thriller starring Maika and Troy Kotsur”, and I was sold.