Neon has acquired the rights to Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway starred ‘Mothers’ Instinct’. The psychological thriller follows two best friends whose perfect harmony is shattered by a tragic accident as guilt, suspicion & paranoia combine to unravel their sisterly bond.
Cecile Gaget, Anton’s President of International Production and Distribution made a statement that “Mothers’ Instinct could not have found a more perfect home than with Neon. The amazing team brilliantly masterminded the theatrical release and awards strategy on films from Spencer, through to the groundbreaking success of Parasite.”
Mothers’ Instinct is based on the novel Derrière la Haine by Barbara Abel. Writer Sarah Conradt (50 States of Fright) adapted the English-language script.
The official synopsis follows,
“Set in the early ‘60s, best friends and neighbors Alice (Chastain) and Celine (Hathaway) both live an idyllic traditional lifestyle with manicured lawns, successful husbands, and sons of the same age. Life’s perfect harmony is suddenly shattered after a tragic accident. Guilt, suspicion, and paranoia combine to unravel their sisterly bond, and a psychological battle of wills begins as the maternal instinct reveals its darker side.”
Directed by Masset-Depasse and Hathaway and Chastain will serve as producers on the film. Chastain’s partner Kelly Carmichael will also produce under the pair’s Freckle Films banner.