Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to Reyn Del Rio’s thriller, House of Glass, and William Nunez’s romance, The Laureate. House of Glass will be released across all major VOD platforms on November 30, with a release on SVOD platforms to follow. The Laureate will get a day-and-date release on January 21.
House of Glass follows a woman (Jenny Shakeshaft) in a rocky marriage, who becomes obsessed with proving that her husband (Stephen Ellis) is having an affair, after hearing him murmur something in his sleep. Unconvinced by his denial, she takes matters into her own hands by abducting him and the suspected other woman (Alexandra Bard). An intense interrogation becomes complicated when the missing woman’s volatile husband (Clayton Farris) comes looking for her.
Incendiary Pictures’ James LaMarr and Phillip Guzman produced the film, penned by David I. Jenkins, with Randy Stephen, Stephanie Rodriguez and Keli Price of Price Productions exec producing.
The Laureate is based on the true story of Robert Graves, the British writer known for penning such classics as I, Claudius and Good-Bye to All That. It centers on a married couple on the brink of disillusion who invite a stranger to live with them in their idyllic cottage—one who will perhaps push them, in their fragile state, over the edge.
Dianna Agron, Tom Hughes, Julian Glover, Laura Haddock, Fra Fee, and Patricia Hodge star. Cool Web Pictures produced the pic in association with North End Pictures, Deya Productions, Parton Pictures, and Fluidity Films. Its executive producers are Gary Collins of Red Rock Entertainment, Peter Hamden and Norman Merry of Lipsync Productions, and Phil Hunt and Compton Ross of Head Gear.
Price negotiated the House of Glass deal with Gravitas Ventures on behalf of the filmmakers. Gravitas Ventures Manager of Acquisitions, Brett Rogalsky, negotiated the acquisition of The Laureate with CAA Media Finance.