Having acquired the North American rights to Mali Elfman‘s Next Exit following its world premiere at Tribeca, Magnolia Pictures has confirmed a November 4th release date for their supernatural road movie under the banner’s genre arm, Magnet Releasing.
Directed and penned by Elfman and starring Katie Parker (“The Fall of the House of Usher”, Absentia), Rahul Kohli (“The Fall of the House of Usher”, “Midnight Mass”), Rose Mciver (“iZombie”, The Lovely Bones), Tongayi Chirisa (“iZombie”, Antebellum), Tim Griffin (“Night Sky”, “True Detective”), Diva Zappa (Do Not Disturb, “The Mighty Boosh”), Nico Evers-Swindell (“The Magicians”) and Karen Gillan (In a Valley of Violence, Dual, Gunpowder Milkshake), Next Exit chronicles the aftermath of a national news story in which a research scientist proves she can track people into the afterlife. On discovering this news, Rose (Parker) sees a way out and Teddy (Kohli) sees his chance to finally make it. These two strangers, both harboring dark secrets, race to join the doctor’s contentious study and leave this life behind. While Rose is haunted by a ghostly presence that she can’t outrun, Teddy is forced to confront his past. As these two misfits humorously quarrel their way across the country, they meet people along the way who force them to reckon with what is really driving them.
When Magnolia Pictures picked up the rights, Elfman said: “My brain is spinning knowing that this decade-long dream (nightmare?) is finally going to be seen … This film is so many things at once, and I could not have achieved that without the brilliant performances by Katie Parker and Rahul Kohli. I’m so grateful to Magnolia for releasing this film and to Helmstreet Productions for believing in this funny, introspective, dark ghost story.”
Next Exit is presented by Helmstreet Productions and produced by Syzygy Adventures, Derek Bishé, and Narineh Hacopian. Lindsay Helms, Joel Nevells, and Brett W. Bachman serve as Executive Producers.