Just as the Sundance Film Festival gets underway, Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions has pre-emptively picked up the distribution rights to Peachfuzz, a found-footage movie produced by the Duplass brothers, the indie filmmakers behind Jeff, Who Lives at Home.
Blumhouse will serve as a partner on the film,making a financial investment and having a stake in it. It will also work with the pair and film rep company Submarine on film’s distribution and marketing.
Peachfuzz, according to the producers, follows the story of a young man who answers a Craigslist ad and gets much more than he bargained for. Other details are being kept secret.
It is directed by newcomer Patrick Brice and stars Mark Duplass.
The movie is currently in post-production.
Said Blum: "Mark, Jay and Patrick have put an exciting new spin on found footage horror and we look forward to working with them."
Blumhouse's next movie is the Scott Stewart-directed Dark Skies for Alliance/Dimension which opens Feb. 22.