Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to the horror-comedy Severance, directed by Christopher (Creep) Smith and starring Danny Dyer and Laura Harris, which HanWay Films screened at the recent Cannes Market, according to the Hollywood Reporter. In "Severance," an international arms dealer rewards his six-member sales division of corporate execs with a weekend team-building retreat in the mountains of Eastern Europe, where they encounter a renegade band of war-crazed soldiers seeking revenge. " 'Severance' had me alternately laughing my ass off and gripping the seat handles in suspense. It's a fantastically entertaining mix of corporate comedy and slasher film - kind of like 'Dilbert' meets 'Freddie,' "
Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles said.
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