Bleecker Street announced today they will release “Sasquatch Sunset” from directing duo David and Nathan Zellner (“Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter,” “Damsel,” “The Curse”). Riley Keough, Jesse Eisenberg, Nathan Zellner, and Christophe Zajac-Denek (“Twin Peaks: The Return”) star in the film, which is currently in post-production. It’s among the titles IndieWire hopes to see at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival in January.

Bleecker Street came onto the film for the U.S. in 2022 shortly before its under-the-radar shoot in Northern California. “Sasquatch Sunset” is a Square Peg, ZBI, and The Space Program production and produced by Lars Knudsen, Tyler Campellone, Nathan Zellner, David Zellner, George Rush, Jesse Eisenberg, and David Harari, with “Beau Is Afraid” director Ari Aster serving as an executive producer alongside Riley Keough and Gina Gammell under their Felix Culpa Banner. Bleecker Street will release the film theatrically in 2024.

Written by David Zellner, “Sasquatch Sunset” follows “a year in the life of a singular family,” with the rest of the plot details currently under wraps.

The deal was negotiated by Kent Sanderson and Avy Eschenasy on behalf of Bleecker Street with producer George Rush on behalf of the filmmakers. Protagonist Pictures is representing the international sales rights.

Jesse Eisenberg recently teased the film in a Variety interview promoting his directorial effort “When You Finish Saving the World.”

“They’re just these brilliant directors that I’ve wanted to work with for a long time, and I’m playing a Sasquatch.” He said of the Zellners, “In full makeup. In full body hair. No lines — I grunt, but no lines — and I’m so looking forward to this.”

The Zellner Brothers have long been fascinated with Bigfoot, releasing Sundance award-winning short film “Sasquatch Birth Journal 2” in 2010. They most recently directed episodes of the Showtime/A24 series “The Curse,” created by Nathan Fielder and Benny Safdie.

Check out a first look image from “Sasquatch Sunset” below.

“Sasquatch Sunset” / courtesy Bleecker StreetCourtesy of Bleecker Street

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