Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, has acquired the global rights to “Wrinkles the Clown.”
Directed by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Michael Beach Nichols (“Welcome to Leith”), the documentary is eyeing an Oct. 4 theatrical release.
The documentary profiles a creepy clown who is hired by parents to terrify misbehaving children in southwest Florida.
Wrinkles went viral in 2014 after a silent black and white surveillance video was uploaded to YouTube, depicting a child sleeping peacefully before a disheveled old man disguised as a clown slides out from under her bed.
The video led to an outpouring of similar videos and the creation of an internet sensation that rivals Pennywise in sheer, malevolently cheery creepiness.
Read the story at Variety.