Magazine article Screen International

Goldcrest Backs Ovredal's Autopsy

Magazine article Screen International

Goldcrest Backs Ovredal's Autopsy

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EXCLUSIVE: Andre Ovredal's English-language horror The Autopsy of Jane Doe to shoot this winter.

Goldcrest has come on board to fully finance Troll Hunter director Andre Ovredal's first English-language film, psychological horror The Autopsy of Jane Doe.

Based on an original screenplay by Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing, The Autopsy of Jane Doe is produced by Fred Berger (Taking Chance) and Eric Garcia (Matchstick Men) under their Impostor Pictures banner alongside Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh of 42 (Welcome to the Punch, Monsters: Dark Continent).

Goldcrest's Nick Quested and Pascal Degove are serving as executive producers.

Goldcrest will handle global sales and distribution and will introduce the film to buyers at the upcoming American Film Market (AFM).

Production will take place in London this winter with casting underway. Goldcrest Post, under managing director Chris Quested, will provide picture and sound post-production services.

Terrifying secrets

Set in a small-town, family-owned mortuary, the film follows father and son coroners who receive a mysterious homicide victim - a beautiful young "Jane Doe."

As they attempt to figure out how she died and who she is, they discover increasingly bizarre clues, which hold the key to terrifying secrets.

Troll Hunter US remake

Acclaimed 2011 horror Troll Hunter generated significant buzz in press and at the box office, with a US remake set to be produced by Harry Potter director Chris Columbus.

The news marks a significant return to production for former powerhouse Goldcrest, which in recent years has focused on sales and distribution, especially of documentaries. …

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