The slasher movie Founders Day, starring Amy Hargreaves and Devin Druid, is set for a 2024 release from Dark Sky Films
A year after production wrapped on director Erik Bloomquist‘s slasher movie Founders Day, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the film has secured a North American distribution deal with Dark Sky Films, and the company is planning to give it a theatrical release sometime in the first quarter of 2024.
Written by Erik Bloomquist and Carson Bloomquist, Founders Day is a contemporary murder mystery set in the midst of a heated mayoral election on the eve of a quaint New England town’s tricentennial.
The Bloomquist brothers produced the film for Mainframe Pictures, alongside Adam Weppler. Hargreaves co-produced with William Russ. William Kay serves as executive producer with Blue Finch Films’ Mike Chapman and Fatima Hayward.
The film stars Amy Hargreaves (Brainscan), Devin Druid (13 Reasons Why), Emilia McCarthy (SkyMed), Catherine Curtin (Stranger Things), William Russ (Boy Meets World), Naomi Grace (NCIS), Olivia Nikkanen (The Society), Jayce Bartok (When They See Us), Andrew Stewart Jones (Gotham), Tyler James White (The Villains of Valley View), Erik Bloomquist (Weekenders), Adam Weppler (Long Lost), Kate Edmonds (The Third Saturday in October), Dylan Slade (Katelyn), and Arun Cameron Storrs (Ninja Zombies).
The Bloomquists provided the following statement: “With whodunnit slashers serving as our entry point into the genre, we are elated to bring our own mischief-laden, blood-soaked mystery to life. Founders Day is a slasher for the world we are living in right now, and we can’t wait for the speculation on who’s behind the mask to begin…“ On the subject of the Dark Sky Films distribution deal, they said, “We’re very happy to be partnering with the team at Dark Sky who know and love the power of genre cinema like we do. As the chaos of modern politics rages, The Founder is primed and ready to be unleashed on American audiences.“
Giles Edwards, head of development and acquisitions for Dark Sky Films, added: “The Bloomquist brothers have crafted a film that brilliantly captures the true talent of this stellar cast. We look forward to releasing this film to North American audiences.“
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