Australia’s Aquarius Films and Irish production company Port Pictures will jointly produce The Good People, based on the award-winning novel by Hannah Kent (the upcoming Run Rabbit Run), who adapted it for the screen.
“Terrifying, thrilling and moving in equal measure, The Good People is a startling examination of absolute belief and superstition. As it explores a series of actions that are both tender and harsh, it examines our need for belonging, understanding and acceptance, and the universal need to love and be loved.” reads the announcement.
The Good People is set in 19th century Ireland, as the Catholic church wages war against pagan beliefs, three women conspire to free a young boy from evil spirits.
Aquarius’s Angie Fielder (Lion) and Polly Staniford (Berlin Syndrome) will produce with Martina Niland (Once, Sing Street) of Port Pictures. Aquarius Films’ Miranda Culley is exec producing the movie...