REinvent International Sales has picked up the upcoming thriller, IN THE NAME OF GOD, a story about a priest on a mission to expand his congregation at any cost.
IN THE NAME OF GOD is directed by Ludvig Gür, who previously directed “Pretending I’m a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story (2020) and stars an acclaimed cast including Linus Wahlgren (With One Eye Open, 2021; Beck, 2020), Vilhelm Blomgren (Midsommar, 2019; Gösta, 2019) and Lisa Henni (Rig 45, 2020; The Unthinkable, 2018). Shooting of IN THE NAME OF GOD has just ended.
Rikke Ennis, CEO at REinvent says: “In the name of God plays with good and evil in an interesting way that makes us ask: what would I be prepared to do for my loved ones – it is a high concept psychological thriller that I look very much forward to follow as it is brought to the silver screen by the competent team at Silverbullet Film.”
“Genre films have a massive audience internationally and we are sure that this film will create a stir and that this original plot will appeal to the target group in any given country.” states Helene Aurø, Sales and Marketing Director at REinvent.
40-year-old priest, Theodor, stands by in horror as his wife falls seriously ill. His world crumbles around him and he seeks guidance from his old mentor who convinces him that he has been chosen by God to rid the world of sinners in order to bring new life to true believers. With trembling hands, he commits his first murder, convinced that it is a necessary sacrifice in service of his divine mission. Miraculously, at the moment of the murder, his wife’s health improves and the congregation starts referring to him as the “miracle priest”, knowing nothing of his horrible act. But lurking in the shadows is a disbelieving man who begins to uncover the bloody traces of the priest’s unholy deeds.
In the name of God is produced by Silverbullet Film by Daniel Lägersten in cooperation with executive producers Daniel Berntsson and Linus Wahlgren with support from CANfilm and LjudBang. REinvent handles international sales.