By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Director Lorcan Finnegan and screenwriter Garret Shanley previously collaborated on the excellent, underseen WITHOUT NAME (see review here), and now they’ve reteamed on VIVARIUM, world-premiering at the Cannes Film Festival. Read on for the details, initial poster and a clip from the movie.
VIVARIUM has its debut showing in Cannes’ Critics Week section this Friday, May 18. Imogen Poots (28 WEEKS LATER) and Jesse Eisenberg play Gemma and Tom, a couple seeking to purchase a starter home who are invited to visit a new housing development called Yonder. After they arrive, they discover they can’t leave—and strange and threatening things begin to happen. The cast also includes Molly McCann and Jonathan Aris; Fantastic Films’ Brendan McCarthy and John McDonnell (THE HALLOW, LET US PREY, CHERRY TREE) produced, and XYZ Films is handling sales. We’ll keep you updated on VIVARIUM’s progress.