Focus Features acquires Willem Dafoe psychological thriller ‘Inside’, sets release date

The psychological suspense film Inside, starring Willem Dafoe, will be released in the US on March 10 of 2023 by Focus Features after the studio purchased the global rights from Bankside.

Based on an original idea by Vasilis Katsoupis with a screenplay by Ben Hopkins, Katsoupis makes his feature film debut as a director. The US distribution will be handled by Focus. And the rest of the world will be handled by Universal Pictures International.

Nemo, an art thief. Who becomes stuck in a New York penthouse after the robbery doesn’t go as planned, is the main character of Inside. Nemo is trapped inside with only expensive works of art. He must use all of his ingenuity and skill to survive. “It’s a dream to have made this film. The way we wanted to, having the privilege to work with Willem and all these amazing filmmakers that supported us. Focus is the perfect place for the film, and we can’t wait to share it with the world.”

“With inside, Focus continues our commitment to first time and international filmmakers,” said Kiska Higgs, president of production and acquisitions at Focus Features. “Vasilis’s thought provoking film explores an experience we’re all now familiar with isolation and explores it in a visually stunning way.”

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Dafoe’s additional upcoming projects include Yorgos Lanthimos’s Poor Things, which is currently in post, as well as Lanthimos’s next project. Patricia Arquette’s Gonzo Girl, and Walter Hill’s Dead for A Dollar. His most recent credits include Robert Eggers’ The Northman. Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley, and Jon Watts’s Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Upcoming features for Focus include Todd Field’s awards season contender Tár starring Venice Coppa Volpi winner Cate Blanchett. James Gray’s awards season drama Armageddon Time starring Jeremy Strong, Anthony Hopkins, and Anne Hathaway.

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