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by Susan Ryant

What’s next from  Alexandre Aja  ( High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D ) after last year’s claustrophobic thriller, Netflix’s  Oxygen Deadline  reports that Aja is on board to direct the new thriller  Mother Land .

Oscar-winner  Halle Berry  is set to star in the psychological thriller for  Arrival  and  Stranger Things  outfit 21 Laps. Lionsgate is handling international sales at the Cannes Film Market.

Mother Land  “will chart the story of a mother and her twin sons who have been tormented by an evil spirit for years. When one of the boys questions if the evil is real, the family’s sacred bond is broken and it becomes a fight for survival. “

With Aja at the helm, we can expect the fight to get very intense.

Lionsgate’s Production President Erin Westerman told Deadline: “We’re so thrilled to be working again with Halle and Alex. Halle is a force on screen – she’s the perfect person to convey the psychological terror of this mother trying to protect her family. And who better than Alex to ratchet up the tension. Powerhouse producers 21 Laps are going to deliver an elevated thriller that will keep audiences on the edge of their seat.”

Berry recently starred for Lionsgate in  John   Wick: Chapter 3 –   Parabellum  and the upcoming Netflix movie  The Mothership .

Aja produces alongside  Shawn Levy Dan Cohen , and  Dan Levine . Halle Berry and  Holly Jeter  will executive produce, and  Kevin Coughlin  and  Ryan Grassby  wrote the script.

The film is expected to go into production next year.

Stay tuned for more as we learn it!