In a sea of recent theatrical changes from studios, Hulu has acquired the thriller RUN, starring Sarah Paulson, from Lionsgate and Search Party Productions.
Initially, the thriller was supposed to be released on May 8 right around Mother’s Day, but the COVID-19 pandemic had shuttered theaters and left studios scrambling. As we have now settled into a routine of sorts, studios have started coming out with their decisions regarding select films that they are sending straight to Video On Demand or picked up by notable streaming services.
Coming off the news of Disney’s Mulan being pushed to Disney+ and the recent news that Lionsgate will be moving Antebellum onto Video On Demand on September 18, it’s a little difficult not to be bummed that female-led/female-focused projects are being used as testing areas and potential dumping grounds for VOD.
They say you can never escape a mother’s love… but for Chloe, that’s not a comfort — it’s a threat. There’s something unnatural, even sinister about the relationship between Chloe (newcomer Kiera Allen) and her mom, Diane (Sarah Paulson). Diane has raised her daughter in total isolation, controlling every move she’s made since birth, and there are secrets that Chloe’s only beginning to grasp. From the visionary writers, producers and director of the breakout film Searching, comes a suspense thriller that shows that when mom gets a little too close, you need to RUN.
The film stars Sarah Paulson (Bird Box, “American Horror Story” franchise) and introducing Kiera Allen.
RUN is directed by Aneesh Chaganty (Searching). Chaganty co-wrote the screenplay with Sev Ohanian (The Labyrinth, The Intervention). The music is composed by Torin Borrowdale (The Midnight Man, The Fare). The film is produced by Natalie Qasabian (Duck Butter, All About Nina) and Ohanian.
What do you think of this news? Do you think moving RUN to Hulu is the best decision? Let us know!