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Sarah Snook to headline SA filmed horror thriller Run Rabbit Run

03 December 2021
Sarah Snook, photo by Alex Vaughan
Sarah Snook, photo by Alex Vaughan

Emmy nominee and South Australian actor Sarah Snook is set to star in director Daina Reid’s Run Rabbit Run, which commences pre-production this month ahead of shooting in South Australia and Victoria.

Snook will replace Elisabeth Moss who was previously announced for the SAFC supported horror/thriller feature, and will play a fertility doctor whose firm grasp on the cycle of life is put to the test as her young daughter begins to exhibit increasingly strange behaviour.

Acclaimed South Australian novelist Hannah Kent wrote the script for Run Rabbit Run from an original idea developed with Carver Films, with Anna McLeish and Sarah Shaw of Carver Films (Relic, Partisan, Snowtown) producing, and XYZ Films executive producing, along with 30West and executive producers Deanne Weir and Olivia Humphrey.

The film has major production investment from XYZ and Screen Australia, in association with Film Victoria, the SAFC, the Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund and Soundfirm.

Snook is best known for her role as Shiv Roy in the Emmy winning HBO series Succession, which is currently in its third season. She has also co-starred in the films Pieces of a Woman, Winchester, Steve Jobs, and The Dressmaker and won the Best Actress in Film from the Australian Academy for Cinema and Television Arts for her role in Predestination.

Reid recently directed Apple’s The Shining Girls and has also directed Emmy-nominated episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale, as well as HBO’s The Outsider, Amazon’s Upload, and Sunshine. Reid directed Snook in the multi award-winning limited series The Secret River.

XYZ Films is financing via its production fund backed by IPR.VC in conjunction with Screen Australia, and handling world sales. Umbrella Entertainment is handling Australia/NZ distribution. 

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