Project is aiming for a January 2020 U.S. shoot. Altitude Films has boarded world sales rights and will launch at Afm next week.
Film is a character-driven horror about a mother who escaped from a demonic cult as a child. Her past catches up with her as its members infect her young son with an insidious disease, the cure for which is more terrifying than she can imagine.
Kavanagh also wrote the screenplay. He previously helmed western Never Grow Old with John Cusack and Hirsch, and psychological horror The Canal, which was bought by The Orchard.
Producers are Rene Bastian (Transamerica) for Belladonna Productions, AnneMarie Naughton (The Canal) of Park Films and Louis Tisné (Border) of Elastic Film.