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XYZ Films has announced that the thriller THE INVITATION will begin principal photography in Los Angeles in the summer of 2012. Directed by Karyn Kusama (“Jennifer's Body,” “Girlfight”), the film was scripted by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (“Clash of the Titans,” “R.I.P.D.”) and will star Luke Wilson (Enlightened) and an ensemble that includes Zachary Quinto (“Star Trek”), Topher Grace (“Traffic”) and Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory). XYZ Films (“The Raid: Redemption”) will produce alongside Martha Griffin (“Girlfight”) and Hay and Manfredi. Foreign sales will be handled at Cannes by Celluloid Nightmares, the partnership between XYZ Films and Celluloid Dreams. XYZ Films and ICM are representing domestic sales.
On a dark night, Will (Luke Wilson) is invited to his estranged ex-wife's dinner party. Over the course of the evening, he is gripped by mounting evidence that something insidious has taken hold of his ex-wife, and that she and her new friends have a mysterious and horrifying agenda. By the end of the night, the ramifications of what happens in this house will spread far beyond its doors.
Currently, XYZ has the hit action film THE RAID: REDEMPTION in theaters via Sony Pictures Classics. The company has also completed production on FRANKENSTEIN’S ARMY which just completed shooting in Prague.
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