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Drafthouse picks up Four Lions

The Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse cinema is expanding into distribution through Drafthouse Films and has taken US rights to Chris Morris’ Four Lions.

The dark comedy about four hapless jihadis who plan to wreak havoc in London will kick off a ten-city promotional tour with Morris in attendance in mid-October.

The film is scheduled to release this fall in New York, Los Angeles and Austin and will expand wider in the following weeks.

Four Lions premiered at Sundance, closed SXSW, won the Independent Camera Award at Karlovy Vary and was voted best narrative feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

“I’ve been a huge fan of Chris Morris’ comedic television and radio for years,” Alamo Drafthouse Founder and CEO Tim League said. “To launch our new distribution label with what I consider to be a modern classic is a dream come true.”

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