A remake of Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala’s 2014 movie Goodnight Mommy is on the way from Amazon Studios, and two of the main roles have been cast this week.
Naomi Watts, who of course starred in the excellent American remake of The Ring, recently landed the leading role, and Variety reports that Cameron and Nicholas Crovetti (“Big Little Lies”) will play the twin sons of her character. Jeremy Bobb (“The Outsider”), Crystal Lucas-Perry (Mimesis Nosferatu) and Peter Hermann (“Younger”) have landed supporting roles.
In Goodnight Mommy, “Elias and his twin brother Lukas arrive at their mother’s house to find her face covered in bandages − the result, she explains, of recent cosmetic surgery. Lukas delights in their mother’s uncharacteristically lax house rules, but in Elias’ mind, a dreadful thought takes root: the sinking suspicion that this woman beneath the gauze, who’s making their food and sleeping in the next room, isn’t really their mother.”
Kyle Warren wrote the new script, with Matt Sobel (Take Me To The River) directing.
Watts will also executive produce the English-language remake of the Austrian film. Original filmmakers Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz are also on board as executive producers.