Whodunnit horror comedy film ‘Werewolves Within’ draws buyers


The humorous horror film “Werewolves Within”, which was recently acquired by IFC for North American distribution, has been picked up by major distributors in several territories. Mister Smith Entertainment is handling sales of the title, which is based on Ubisoft’s virtual reality video game. The ensemble cast includes Sam Richardson (“Veep”, “Detroiters”) and Milana Vayntrub (“This Is Us”).

As some territories are still under negotiation, the film was sold to Signature Entertainment in the United Kingdom; Kismet in Australia / New Zealand; Telepool in Germany, Austria and Switzerland; BIM in Italy; Diamond Films in Spain, Latin America and Portugal; Central partnership for the CEI; Just Entertainment in the Benelux; Label error for Scandinavia; Jaguar Films in the Middle East; Shaw Renters in Singapore; Blitz in the former Yugoslavia; and Odeon SA in Greece and Cyprus.

Mister Smith Entertainment CEO David Garrett said: “The fantastic response from international distributors is a sign of renewed confidence in the market and impatience for theaters to reopen in the near future. “Werewolves Within” is the kind of fun and engaging entertainment audiences crave after months of being away from theaters.

“Werewolves Within” is directed by Josh Ruben (“Scare Me”), and written by screenwriter and bestselling author Mishna Wolff (“I’m Down”).

In the film, a pipeline project created divisions within the small town of Beaverfield. When a snowstorm traps its inhabitants inside the local inn, newly arrived ranger Finn (Richardson) and postwoman Cecily (Vayntrub) must try to keep the peace and uncover the truth behind a mysterious creature who began to terrorize the community.

Other cast members include George Basil (“Crashing”), Sarah Burns (“Barry”), Michael Chernus (“Tommy”), Catherine Curtain (“Orange Is the New Black”), Wayne Duvall (“The Hunt”) ), Harvey Guillen (“What We Do In The Shadows”), Rebecca Henderson (“Russian Doll”), Cheyenne Jackson (“30 Rock”), Michaela Watkins (“Brittany Runs a Marathon”) and Glenn Fleshler (” True Detective ).

“Werewolves Within” was produced by Jason Altman, Margaret Boykin and Andrew Lieberman for Ubisoft Film & Television; Matt Miller, Natalie Metzger and Benjamin Wiessner for Vanishing Angle; and Richardson.

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