Following his breakout performance in Child’s Play, Gabriel Bateman has joined the cast of Unhinged, the psychological thriller from Solstice Studios starring Academy Award winner Russell Crowe and Caren Pistorius. The film is directed by Derrick Borte (American Dreamer), written by Carl Ellsworth (Disturbia, Red Eye) and produced by Lisa Ellzey (Warrior, Kingdom of Heaven).
Unhinged takes an ordinary, everyday incident to its most terrifying conclusion in telling the story of Rachel (Pistorius), a mother who leans on her horn at the wrong time, to the wrong guy (Crowe). “Road rage” doesn’t begin to describe what he’s about to do to her and everyone she knows.
Production is currently underway in New Orleans, with Solstice targeting a third quarter 2020 wide U.S. theatrical release.
Gabriel Bateman, who successfully headlined the revival of the Child’s Play franchise and starred in the James Wan-produced box office hit Lights Out, will be the lead as the voice of Charlie in the animated film, Playmobil: The Movie opposite Anya Taylor-Joy, Daniel Radcliffe, and Adam Lambert set to premiere in 2019. Other upcoming projects include leading roles in Think Like a Dog and Robert the Bruce, which recently premiered at Edinburgh Film Festival.
Solstice Studios is an independent movie company based in Los Angeles, founded in October 2018. The firm develops, fully finances, produces, sells internationally and distributes feature films in the U.S. on a wide-release basis. Solstice plans to produce three to five movies per year for a global audience – generally in the $20-80 million budget range. It also plans to co-finance or acquire another two to three films per year for wide US distribution. The company has a partnership with Ingenious Media.