Magazine article Screen International

Sam Raimi, Mel Gibson, Pascal Chaumeil Titles Head to Fantasia

Magazine article Screen International

Sam Raimi, Mel Gibson, Pascal Chaumeil Titles Head to Fantasia

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The Fantasia International Film Festival's (July 14 - August 3) 20th edition will close with Fede Alvarez's Don't Breathe and Jean-Francois Richet's Blood Father, starring Mel Gibson.

In Don't Breathe, three friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man with unexpected consequences.

The film is produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, along with Alvarez. Sony Pictures will release in North America in late August, 2016.

Jean-Francois Richet's Blood Father will make its North American premiere as part of the festival's closing night events and as the official closing film of the Action! Section.

The thriller, which first premiered at Cannes in May, stars Mel Gibson as an ex-con who reunites with his estranged 16-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.

Also among cast are Erin Moriarty, Elisabeth Röhm, William H. Macy, Diego Luna, Dale Dickey, Thomas Mann, and Michael Parks.

World premieres added to the lineup include Keishi Otomo's (Rurouni Kenshin trilogy) sci-fithriller The Top Secret: Murder In Mind and the late Pascal Chaumeil's French-language black-comedy Odd Job, starring Romain Duris. …

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