Amazon Studios, Animal Kingdom and Playtime announced that Cameron Crovetti (“Big Little Lies,” Amazon’s “The Boys”) and Nicholas Crovetti (“Big Little Lies,” Oracle) are joining Naomi Watts in Matt Sobel’s ”Goodnight Mommy”, currently in production in New Jersey. Sobel (”Take Me To The River”) is directing from a script by Kyle Warren. Producers are Joshua Astrachan, David Kaplan, Nicolas Brigaud-Robert and Valery Guibal. Watts, Sobel, Warren, and the directors of the original film, Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz, are executive producers.
”Goodnight Mommy” is a remake of the 2014 film of the same name. The original became a cult classic and was selected as the Austrian entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th annual Academy Awards. Playtime, Animal Kingdom and Amazon Studios developed the project, with Amazon Studios financing and releasing worldwide.
The story follows twin brothers (played by the Crovettis) who arrive at their mother’s country home to discover her face covered in bandages — the result, she explains, of recent cosmetic surgery. As her behavior grows increasingly erratic and unusual, however, a horrifying question takes root in the boys’ minds. What if the woman beneath the gauze — who’s making their meals and sleeping in the next room — isn’t their mother at all?
Jeremy Bobb (“The Outsider”), Crystal Lucas-Perry (Mimesis Nosferatu) and Peter Hermann (“Younger”) round out the cast. Andrew Goldman and Jason De Beer are Co-Producers, Derrick Tseng is Line Producer and Jason Reif is Production Supervisor. Alexander Dynan (First Reformed) is Director of Photography, Mary Lena Colston (The Kindergarten Teacher) is Production Designer, Carisa Kelly (Crown Vic) is Costume Designer and Michael Taylor (The Farewell) is Editor.