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Eone bringing Henry to North America

Entertainment One has acquired North American rights to Toni Collette/Michael Sheen family comedy Jesus Henry Christ.

Entertainment One (eOne) has acquired all North American rights to Toni Collette/Michael Sheen family comedy Jesus Henry Christ.

The Red Om Films production directed by Dennis Lee had its premiere at last year’s Tribeca festival and is expected to open in US and Canadian theatres in the spring.

Based on Lee’s award-winning short film of the same name, Jesus Henry Christ revolves around a 10-year-old boy genius and his single mother and a 12-year-old girl and her university professor father. Phil Rose, Lisa Gillan and Sukee Chew produced and Julia Roberts and Deepak Nayar executive produced.

“I’ve had the privilege of working with Dennis Lee, Julia Roberts and the remarkable Red Om team in the past, and it’s very exciting to collaborate with them again here at eOne on Jesus Henry Christ,” said Dylan Wiley, VP of theatrical marketing and distribution at eOne Films US. “This key acquisition speaks to eOne’s continued momentum and clear strategic direction in the US.”

The film was financed by Reliance Entertainment and packaged by CAA, which negotiated the deal with eOne. Worldwide rights are being handled by IM Global.

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