[News] Tubi Acquires US Rights to Supernatural Thriller BED REST
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Tubi is excited to announce it has acquired the exclusive U.S. streaming rights to the STXfilms supernatural thriller, BED REST.

Starring Melissa Barrera (In the Heights, Scream) the film is written by Lori Evans Taylor (Final Destination 6) who also makes her directing debut. STXfilms has the global distribution rights for BED REST, in which STXinternational has licensed the film worldwide. BED REST is produced by William Sherak, James Vanderbilt, and Paul Neinstein through their Project X Entertainment banner, along with Evans Taylor and Barrera, in what is her feature-film producorial debut. Financing for the film was provided by Bondit Media.

After years of struggling to start a family, Julie Rivers (Barrera) is pregnant again and moving into a new home with her husband as they embrace a fresh start. Upon being ordered to mandatory bed rest, Julie begins to slowly unravel as she suffers through the monotony and anxiety of her new constraints. Soon, terrifying ghostly experiences in the home begin to close in on Julie, stirring up her past demons and causing others to question her mental stability. Trapped and forced to face her past, and the supernatural, Julie fights to protect herself and her unborn baby.

“We’re very excited to be the exclusive home for this gripping psychological thriller that has you wondering until the very end if what we see is to be believed,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi. “Melissa is absolutely captivating in BED REST and we can’t wait for audiences to see her incredible portrayal of this isolated character working through her grief while facing frightening supernatural elements.”

“As a first-time producer, it is my profound pleasure to be partnering with Tubi to bring BED REST to a savvy and engaged audience,” said Barrera. “While on the surface, BED REST is a horror film, it is a story that will resonate deeply with anyone who’s experienced grief and been haunted by loss. Lori Evans Taylor has created a deeply emotional journey for audiences, and I’m grateful to my partners at Project X and STX for bringing us together to share this story with the world.”

“Tubi has been an excellent partner and we are excited to be collaborating once again on a new, original movie that will leave their viewers who are looking for creeps and supernatural twists and scares truly satisfied,” said David Spiegelman, President, Domestic TV & Digital Distribution for STXfilms.

“We knew Melissa was the perfect choice to headline this film with her natural talent and work ethic,” said Project X Entertainment. “Having the pleasure of working with Melissa on two “Scream” films, she’s showcased her interest in all facets of filmmaking and proved to be an unbelievable producing partner, as well as a welcome part to the PXE family. We’re excited that all of us could come together to tell this thrilling story that Lori Evans Taylor created in her directorial debut.”

Barrera captivated audiences in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s movie musical adaptation of In the Heights, for Warner Bros. She can currently be seen in the Netflix global hit “Keep Breathing” which premiered #1 in the Top 10 and remained there for weeks. Barrera will soon star as the title character in the musical Carmen, opposite Paul Mescal for Sony Pictures Classics. She previously starred in Paramount and Spy Glass Media’s latest installment of the iconic horror franchise Scream, and will reprise her role in the next installment set for a March 10, 2023 release.

Taylor recently completed the script for Final Destination 6 which is currently in pre-production. She is also currently working on the script I Am Still Alive, starring and produced by Ben Affleck. Her previous credits include Lucky Dog, Welcome Home and others.

Barrera is repped by WME, Bridge Works Entertainment, Sugar 23, and Gang Tyre. Taylor is represented by ICM Partners, Kaplan/Perrone and McKuin Frankel.

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