“A stylish and very gory home-invasion thriller”

The Hollywood Reporter

Teenager Becky takes on a gang of murderous escaped convicts, as Vertigo Releasing brings this stylish and shocking home invasion thriller to the UK, available on digital platforms from 28th September. The film was acquired from Highland Film Group, which handles international rights for the film.

Slickly and smartly directed by Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion (the duo behind cult horror comedy Cooties), this grisly cross between Home Alone and Last House on the Left features a fantastic lead performance from from Lulu Wilson (The Haunting of Hill House, Sharp Objects) who turns from a sulky teen into pint-sized Rambo.

BECKY is a no-nonsense thriller, propelled by a pulsing score, and featuring comedy A-listers Joel McHale (Community) and Kevin James (Paul Blart, Grown Ups) like you’ve never seen them before. With sterling support from Amanda Brugel (The Handmaid’s Tale) and hulking former pro wrestler Robert Maillet, Becky is a trip you don’t want to miss.

Rebellious teenager Becky and her father head for a weekend getaway at a lake house in an effort to reconnect. The trip takes a turn for the worse when her father’s new girlfriend and her son show up as well. But that’s the least of Becky’s problems: before long, a group of escaped convicts, led by the murderous Dominick, take the family hostage. But they haven’t reckoned on the rage and resourcefulness of Becky.

Vertigo Releasing is committed to discovering and championing the most important part of film: the talent. Our releases have grossed over $80 million at the UK box office. We have won multiple awards for our innovative campaigns for quality independent films such as The Assistant, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Child’s Play, Death Wish, Mrs Lowry & Son, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Springbreakers, Horrid Henry, Streetdance, Bronson, Top Cat the Movie, The Time of Their Lives and Monsters.

Led by founding partners Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier, Highland Film Group (HFG) is an independent worldwide sales, production and film financing company. Launched in 2010, HFG has had success across a wide range of film genres and platforms, building a reputation for handling high-octane films in the action/thriller/horror space, focusing on cast, director, film maker driven content.

HFG’s diversified production and sales slate includes: Not Without Hope, starring and produced by Miles Teller; Alec Baldwin’s Rust; Youth starring Pierce Brosnan; Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion’s Becky starring Lulu Wilson, Kevin James and Joel McHale released in the US June 2020; Infamous starring Bella Thorne and Jake Manley, released in the US June 2020; Andrew Baird’s Zone 414 starring Guy Pearce, Matilda Lutz and Travis Fimmel; John D. Eraklis’ Pierre the Pigeon-Hawk with the voices of Nick Cannon, Whoopi Goldberg and Howie Mandel; Mark Earl Burman’s Ambush starring Aaron Eckhart; The Tiger Rising starring Queen Latifah and Dennis Quaid; Jiu Jitsu starring Nicolas Cage, Alain Moussi, Tony Jaa, Frank Grillo, Rick Yune, Marie Avgeropoulos and JuJu Chan; Neil’s Marshall’s The Reckoning; Michael Polish’s Axis Sally starring Al Pacino; Vaughn Stein’s Inheritance starring Lily Collins and Simon Pegg; Persephone starring Brianna Hildebrand and Mary-Louise Parker; Trauma Center starring Bruce Willis; and Skylin3s, the third chapter of the successful franchise, starring Lindsey Morgan.

Previous titles include: Joe Carnahan’s Boss Level starring Naomi Watts, Mel Gibson and Frank Grillo; Marc Meyer’s thriller We Summon the Darkness starring Johnny Knoxville and Alexandra Daddario; Michael Cristofer’s The Night Clerk starring Tye Sheridan, Ana de Armas and Helen Hunt; Shawn Ku’s A Score to Settle starring Nicolas Cage; Berlin, I Love You with Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Jim Sturgess, Mickey Rourke, Diego Luna, and Jenna Dewan Tatum; Vaughn Stein’s Terminal starring Margot Robbie; Lin Oeding’s thriller Braven starring Jason Momoa; Scott Mann’s Final Score starring Dave Bautista and Pierce Brosnan.



Vertigo Releasing
Release date
28th September, 2020


Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion
  • Lulu Wilson (The Haunting of Hill House, Sharp Objects)
  • Joel McHale (Community)
  • Kevin James (Paul Blart, Grown Ups)
  • Amanda Brugel (The Handmaid’s Tale)
  • Robert Maillet