Soda Pictures have acquired UK distribution rights for The 9th Life of Louis Drax, the latest from Alexandre Aja (Haute Tension, The Hills Have Eyes), Variety are reporting. The film is Aja’s first as director since 2013’s Horns.
The supernatural thriller, which is based on Liz Jensen’s 2004 novel, stars Sarah Gadon (Antiviral, Cosmopolis), 50 Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan and Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul.
‘The 9th Life of Louis Drax’ begins on Louis Drax’s 9th birthday, when he miraculously survives a near fatal fall. His doctor Allan Pascal (Dornan) finds himself tangled between his professional responsibility and his growing affections for the boy’s mother (Gadon), a fragile young beauty. When Louis’ father (Paul) comes under suspicion, Pascal realises other mysterious forces may be at work. With echoes of ‘The Sixth Sense’ and ‘Gone Girl,’ ‘The 9th Life of Louis Drax’ is a supernatural thriller filled with unexpected twists and turns.
The film also stars Barbara Hershey (Black Swan, The Entity), Molly Parker (The Road), Oliver Platt (TV’s Fargo) and Aiden Longworth as Louis Drax.
Though no UK release date has been set, we should be seeing the film sometime late this year.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)