FilmDistrict has acquired the U.S rights to distribute the Miramax film Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. The film, directed by Troy Nixey, stars Katie Holmes, Bailee Madison, and Guy Pearce.
The thriller, written by Guillermo Del Toro who will also be producing it, follows Sally (Bailee Madison), a young girl who moves to Rhode Island with her father (Guy Pearce) and his girlfriend (Katie Holmes).
They move into an old mansion they are restoring, but Sally hears voice in the basement and unleashes something terrible.
The film is set to be released in the U.S on August 12, 2011.