According to Variety, young actors Cameron and Nicholas Crovetti have officially been tapped for the leading roles opposite Oscar nominee Naomi Watts (The Ring) in Amazon Studios’ forthcoming English remake of Goodnight Mommy, based on the 2014 Austrian horror thriller of the same name. The 13-year-old twins are set to portray the roles of two brothers suspecting that the woman with her face covered in bandages isn’t their real mother, who will be played by Watts.
The Crovetti twins gained recognition for starring as Nicole Kidman’s sons in HBO’s acclaimed Big Little Lies. Cameron Crovetti recently appeared in the second season of The Boys as Homelander’s son. Meanwhile, Nicolas appeared in last year’s crime drama pic Brothers by Blood, starring Joel Kinnaman and Matthias Schoenaerts.
Written and directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala (The Lodge), Goodnight Mommy followed twin brothers who, when sent to stay with their mother, are surprised to find her swathed in bandages from a recent procedure. As her behavior grows increasingly erratic and unusual, the twins become convinced she is an imposter. Their suspicion sets off a roller-coaster of emotional mind games and misunderstandings between mother and her children, that eventually explodes with irreparable and heartbreaking consequences.
The English remake will be directed by Matt Sobel (Take Me to the River) from a screenplay written by Kyle Warren based on their vision for the film. The project has been in development since 2018, with Amazon Studios set to finance and release the film worldwide.
Executive producers are original film directors Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, with David Kaplan, Joshua Astrachan, Valery Guibal, and Nicolas Brigaud-Robert set as producers. The project is a co-production between Animal Kingdom and Playtime, which acquired the rights to the remake.
The original Goodnight Mommy film had made its world premiere at the 2014 Venice Film Festival, where it earned rave reviews from critics for its captivating plot, dark and moody atmosphere, and chilling pace. It was also selected as Austria’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film a the 88th Academy Awards.