Neil Labute To Direct Maggie Q in "Fear The Night"

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Quiver Distribution announced today that they will once again team up with prolific director Neil LaBute (Lakeview Terrace, Possession, Nurse Betty) on the action thriller Fear the Night which stars Maggie Q (The Protégé, "Designated Survivor", Divergent trilogy).

Principal photography began earlier this month in Los Angeles on the latest Quiver production. Highland Film Group is handling international sales, with sales being launched at the upcoming Marché du Film.

Eric Brenner will produce alongside Berry Meyerowitz, Jeff Sackman and Larry Greenberg of Quiver Distribution. This marks Quiver's second collaboration with LaBute, following Out of the Blue with Diane Kruger, Ray Nicholson, Hank Azaria, and Chase Sui Wonders, which Quiver produced and will release later this year.


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Fear the Night follows Iraqi war veteran Tess (Maggie Q) as she prepares for her sister's bachelorette party. As the festivities unfold, the party is abruptly interrupted by a group of home invaders who quickly take the house under siege looking for a hidden fortune. Surrounded by the frightened party-goers, Tess soon discovers that the ruthless attackers are hellbent on not leaving any witnesses. Tess strikes back, and the special ops expert takes matters into her own hands.

"It's an absolute privilege to have the opportunity to team up with Neil on a second project," said Quiver Distribution Co-Presidents Berry Meyerowitz and Jeff Sackman. "Especially with such a powerhouse actress in the lead, we can't wait to share this suspense-filled film with audiences."

"We are thrilled to be partnering with Berry and Jeff and the outstanding team at Quiver on this exciting action-packed thriller," said Highland Film Group CEO Arianne Fraser. "Maggie has starred in a host of major action titles and is huge draw to international buyers. Fear the Night is the perfect addition to our Cannes slate," added Highland Film Group COO Delphine Perrier.

Q is best known for playing the title role in The CW's "Nikita". Her recent film credits include action thriller The Protégé alongside Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson, and horror Fantasy Island starring Lucy Hale and Michael Peña. She also played Tori Wu in the Divergent trilogy and starred in Mission: Impossible III and Live Free or Die Hard.


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LaBute is a prolific American playwright, screenwriter, and director and best known for writing and directing the 1997 black comedy In the Company of Men. He went on to write and direct the successful films including Possession, The Shape of Things, Nurse Betty, Lakeview Terrace and Death at a Funeral. LaBute's television credits include "Billy & Billie"; "Van Helsing;" "Hell on Wheels;" and "Billions."

Maggie Q is repped by ICM Partners. LaBute is repped by ICM Partners and The Gersh Agency.

About Quiver Distribution

Quiver Distribution is a film production, acquisition and distribution company operating in the U.S., Canada and international markets focused on developing and distributing high-quality, talent-driven films. Founded by entertainment industry veterans Berry Meyerowitz and Jeff Sackman, Quiver Distribution focuses on curating a highly selective film slate from both established and emerging talent, allowing for distinctly tailored campaigns and a filmmaker first approach.

In 2020, Quiver acquired Kew Media Distribution's library of 1,000 titles. The company recently produced and will release Walter Hill's western Dead for a Dollar with Christoph Waltz, Willem Dafoe, and Rachel Brosnahan and Neil LaBute's Out of the Blue with Diane Kruger, Ray Nicholson, Hank Azaria, and Chase Sui Wonders. Their next theatrical release will be Mayim Bialik's directorial debut As They Made Us, starring Dianna Agron, Simon Helberg, Dustin Hoffman, and Candice Bergen.


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ABOUT HIGHLAND FILM GROUP

Led by founding partners Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier, Highland Film Group (HFG) is an independent worldwide sales, film financing, production and distribution company. Launched in 2010, HFG has had success across a wide range of film genres and platforms, building a reputation for handling high-octane films in the action/thriller/horror space, focusing on cast, director, and filmmaker driven content.

HFG's diversified production and sales slate includes horror thriller Felix starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Benjamin Evan Ainsworth; Daniel Casey's Wardriver starring Dane DeHaan and Sophie Turner; Rusty Cundieff's 57 Seconds starring Morgan Freeman and Josh Hutcherson; John Stalberg Jr.'s Muzzle starring Aaron Eckhart; Andy Fickman's One True Loves starring Simu Liu, Phillipa Soo and Luke Bracey; Adrian Grünberg's The Black Demon starring Josh Lucas; James Cullen Bressack's Hot Seat starring Mel Gibson and Kevin Dillon; Mark Earl Burman's Ambush starring Aaron Eckhart; K. Asher Levin's Slayers starring Thomas Jane, Abigail Breslin and Malin Akerman; Casey Tebo's Black Friday! starring Devon Sawa and Bruce Campbell; Mauro Borelli's Warhunt starring Mickey Rourke; Stephan Rick's The Good Neighbor starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Luke Kleintank; Andrew Baird's One Way starring Colson Baker, Kevin Bacon and Travis Fimmel.


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Edward Drake's Gasoline Alley starring Bruce Willis, Luke Wilson and Devon Sawa; Mark Neveldine's Panama starring Mel Gibson and Cole Hauser; Fortress starring Bruce Willis; Avan Joglia's Door Mouse starring Hayley Law, Famke Janssen and Keith Powers; Allan Ungar's Bandit starring Josh Duhamel, Mel Gibson and Elisha Cuthbert; The Lair directed by Neil Marshall; Randall Emmett's Wash Me In The River starring Robert De Niro, Jack Huston and John Malkovich; Herbert James Winterstern's Supercell starring Alec Baldwin and Anne Heche; Petr Jakl's Medieval starring Ben Foster and Michael Caine; John D. Eraklis' and Tara Whitaker's Pierre the Pigeon-Hawk with the voices of will.i.am, Jennifer Hudson, Snoop Dogg, Whoopi Goldberg and Howie Mandel; The Tiger Rising starring Queen Latifah and Dennis Quaid; and Renny Harlin's The Misfits starring Pierce Brosnan, Nick Cannon and Tim Roth.

Previous titles include Joe Carnahan's Boss Level starring Naomi Watts, Mel Gibson and Frank Grillo; Dimitri Logothetis' Jiu Jitsu starring Nicolas Cage and Tony Jaa; Lin Oeding's thriller Braven starring Jason Momoa; Scott Mann's Final Score starring Dave Bautista and Pierce Brosnan; Berlin, I Love You with Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Jim Sturgess, Mickey Rourke, Diego Luna and Jenna Dewan Tatum; Vaughn Stein's Terminal starring Margot Robbie.

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