Shudder announced today that production has begun on the latest Shudder Original Film, Birth/Rebirth, from writer-director Laura Moss (Fry Day).
Birth/Rebirth stars Marin Ireland (The Umbrella Academy, Y: The Last Man, pictured) and Judy Reyes (Claws, The Horror of Dolores Roach), with AJ Lister (Challengers), Breeda Wool (National Treasure: Edge of History, Mr. Mercedes) and Monique Gabriela Curnen (Power Book II: Ghost, Away).
The psychological horror film is about motherhood and creation, inspired by Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’. The film is centered around a single mother (Reyes) and a childless morgue technician (Ireland) who are bound together by their relationship to a re-animated little girl (Lister).
Mali Elfman and David Grove Churchill Viste produce the film written by Moss and Brendan J. O’Brien. Shudder will release the film in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand in 2023.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Laura and their amazing cast on this unique, wrenching take on a classic tale. Birth/Rebirth is a fantastic blend of psychological and body horror, sure to electrify our members.” Said Shudder general manager, Craig Engler.
“I am over the moon to be working with Shudder to finally bring this project to life. It’s been gestating for a long time and I’m so proud of the cast and crew we have assembled to make it happen.” Writer-director Laura Moss added.
The deal was negotiated by Emily Gotto, VP, Global Acquisitions & Co-Productions on behalf of Shudder and UTA Independent and Bruce Eisen on behalf of the filmmakers.