IFC Midnight has acquired ATM, the chamber thriller directed by David Brooks (his feature debut) from a script by Chris Sparling, the scribe who provided the script for last year’s overwrought man-in-a-coffin film Buried. In ATM, three co-workers (Josh Peck, Brian Geraghty and Alice Eve) are trapped in an ATM vestibule by a dangerous stranger [Variety].
Don’t expect a large release for the thriller, not even by Buried‘s standards. IFC operates differently than Lionsgate (the company that distributed Buried), relying primarily on VOD sales to generate profit from their acquired slate of films. So anyone will be able to watch it, just not on the big screen, a growing trend.
As for the three young stars, the biggest is undoubtedly Eve, who was most recently seen in the final season of Entourage as Vince’s penultimate love interest. She’s also starring opposite John Cusack in the upcoming period thriller The Raven. Peck made a splash a few years back in The Wackness, Jonathan Levine’s second feature, but has been relatively quiet ever since. Geraghty, though perhaps the least well known, has the most experience, appearing in films ranging from The Hurt Locker to the McG weepie We Are Marshall to a lead role in the solid, unseen indie Easier With Practice.
Are you excited for another chamber film written by Sparling? Starring this young group of up-and-comers?
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