[Movies] Magnet Picks Up Rights to Horror-Comedy Milo Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.18.2013
Film premiered at SXSW....
Magnet Releasing has announced that they have picked up the North American distribution rights to the horror-comedy Milo. The film is written and directed by Jacob Vaughan and stars Ken Marino & Gillian Jacobs; it premiered last weekend at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival.
The film has the following synopsis: Duncan's (Marino) life is a real pain in the ass. Tormented by manipulative, crooked boss (Patrick Warburton), a nagging mother (Mary Kay Place), a deadbeat new age dad (Stephen Root), and a sweet, yet pressuring, wife (Jacobs), his mounting stress starts to trigger an insufferable gastrointestinal reaction. Out of ideas and at the end of his rope, Duncan seeks the help of a hypnotherapist (Peter Stormare), who helps him discover the root of his unusual stomach pain: a pintsized demon living in his intestine that, triggered by excessive anxiety, forces its way out and slaughters the people who have angered him. Out of fear that his intestinal gremlin may target its wrath on the wrong person, Duncan attempts to befriend it, naming it Milo and indulging it to keep its seemingly insatiable appetite at bay.