Sony Pictures has acquired the world-wide rights to Ratter, the kind of cyber-thriller that, from its title, is disturbingly close to reality. Ratter, which premiered at Slamdance, stars Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars), Matt McGorry (Orange is the New Black), and Rebecca Naomi Jones (The Switch). The film premiered at Slamdance and will have its Los Angeles June 14 at 9:40 PST in the Nightfall section of this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival
The official description:
Written and directed by Kramer, RATTER is based on the short film Webcam, which has been viewed more than six million times on Vimeo. Benson stars as Emma, a graduate student living alone in New York City. She is being watched by a “Ratter” who stalks her by hacking into all of her personal technology–laptop, cell phone, and other web connected devices–to record her most intimate moments. Eventually the video feeds aren’t enough and the stalker moves from the virtual to the physical – with disturbing consequences.