First Look – The Hollywood Reporter

Liz Hurley comes up against an evil, child-stealing folk legend in the supernatural thriller Piper.

A dark and contemporary twist on the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, whose restless spirit of vengeance seeks out those who escape crime and punishes them by taking away their children, Image courtesy of Anthony Waller, VMI Worldwide handles global rights. in the American film market. Waller, known for Mute Witness and An American Werewolf in Paris, wrote the script based on the story by Duncan Kennedy.

Piper follows Liz (Hurley), an émigré who moves to a quaint German town with her daughter Amy (Mia Jenkins) but ends up in Piper’s crosshairs as she hides a secret from her past that puts Amy’s life in danger. The girl’s only hope of salvation comes when she falls for the young and mysterious street magician Luca. Can he save her from Piper’s clutches?

VMI has worldwide rights and will be marketing the film at AFM. The deal was negotiated by Andre Relis and Jessica Bennett for VMI and Sergey S. Seldin on behalf of the filmmakers.

This story first appeared in the Nov. 4 daily issue of The Hollywood Reporter on American Film Market.

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