Dave Franco is transitioning from acting to directing for the feature film The Rental. Above all, this is a thriller, a departure from Franco’s usually comedic projects.
The Rental is written by both Franco and Joe Swanberg and stars Alison Brie (Glow), Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) Sheila Vand (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night), and Jeremy Allen White (Shameless).
“I’ve admired the IFC brand and their films for as long as I can remember,” Franco told EW. “I couldn’t be more excited about partnering with them for my directorial debut. They have such a strong track record when it comes to elevated genre films, which makes them the perfect home for The Rental.”
IFC Films dropped a clip, teaser for the film today. The movie is set to open in theaters and on-demand, July 24th.
Here’s a synopsis:
Two couples looking to celebrate their seed money from a new business venture, embark on a weekend getaway to a seemingly perfect house they’ve booked online. But what begins as a festive weekend for the four close friends turns into something far more sinister as secrets they’ve kept from each other are exposed and paranoia grows that they may not be alone.
Here’s the clip, take a look