The wait is finally (almost) over. The Daily Wire is hosting a special viewing for its first original film, “Shut In,” at 9 pm E.T. on Thursday, February 10, 2022. Limited to viewers in the United States, the 90-minute thriller will be streamed in its totality on the company’s YouTube channel. Following the premiere, it will be available exclusively to Daily Wire members on DailyWire.com.
“Shut In” is a heart-pounding thriller that celebrates the powerful bonds of family and the lengths a mother will go to protect her children, no matter the cost.
The Daily Wire believes audiences will view “Shut In” as an example of the high-quality entertainment it plans to deliver.
“If you want milquetoast polemics masquerading as entertainment, Daily Wire’s film venture isn’t for you. ’Shut In’ is a fiercely independent, powerful movie about motherhood and redemption. It’s riveting. It’s challenging. It’s highly entertaining. We cannot wait to release it next week,” said Daily Wire co-founder and co-CEO Jeremy Boreing.
“Shut In” was directed by DJ Caruso (“Disturbia”) and stars Rainey Qualley (“Ultrasound”) and Jake Horowitz (“The Vast of Night”). The film also marks the comeback of indie film icon Vincent Gallo (“Buffalo ’66″) in his first major role in nearly a decade.
Caruso has described “Shut in” as a “brilliant script” and a “fiercely independent film.”
In a previous interview, the director expressed gratitude for the artistic liberty The Daily Wire provided him while working on the project, saying, “I was given the creative freedom to craft a film that features a flawed, but graceful character that must fight addiction, and dire circumstances to find light in a very dark place.”
The riveting psycho-thriller centers on a young single mother who is held captive in her pantry by her violent ex and his meth-addict friend. The desperate mom has to plot and execute her escape to save her children before it’s too late.
Bonfire Legend’s Dallas Sonnier (“Bone Tomahawk”) first discovered the “Shut In” script on The Blacklist website, purchased the rights, and introduced writer Melanie Toast to her agents at UTA. The project went on to be set up at New Line Cinema, and even got as far as starting pre-production with Jason Bateman as the director. However, the project fell apart, and after the option period ended, Sonnier chose to take the project out of New Line and over to The Daily Wire.
Boreing and Daily Wire co-founders Ben Shapiro and Caleb Robinson serve as executive producers on the film. This is The Daily Wire’s first original feature-length film after announcing it was breaking into entertainment with the acquisition of Kyle Rankin’s “Run Hide Fight” from Bonfire Legend.
The Daily Wire will announce additional details about the “Shut In” premiere and the company’s future entertainment plans in the coming days.
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