By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Experience the trauma along with the title character later this spring.
Screen Media has announced its acquisition of world distribution rights outside the UK for CORDELIA, directed and co-scripted by Adrian Shergold. Star Antonia Campbell-Hughes also wrote the movie with Shergold, and the cast additionally includes Johnny Flynn, Joel Fry, Michael Gambon and Catherine McCormack. A day-and-date release in May has been targeted; the synopsis: “Cordelia [Campbell-Hughes], a young woman living in London with her twin sister, meets her mysteriously alluring neighbor Frank [Flynn] for the first time but quickly becomes suspicious of his true motives. With her sister out of town for the weekend, the anxious Cordelia is all alone and consumed by her many fears. She begins to unravel and sink back into past traumas the more Frank tries to charm his way into her life.”
“Reminiscent of great classic 1960s British psychological horror with a modern female hand, Cordelia’s London is preserved, sumptuous and rich,” says Campbell-Hughes. “It’s a joy to share this rare gem that we manifested to an international audience of cinema lovers.” In a statement, Screen Media says, “CORDELIA is the kind of thriller that instantly intrigues thanks to a well-crafted atmosphere of paranoia and stunning lead performances by Antonia Campbell-Hughes and Johnny Flynn. We know this one will grip audiences and won’t let go until the credits roll.”