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Revolver 2012 slate includes Labaki, Miike and Snoop Dogg comedy

EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor confirms 2012 slate including Nadine Labaki’s Toronto hit Where Do We Go Now?

UK indie distributor Revolver’s 2012 slate includes Nadine Labaki’s comedy Where Do We Go Now?, Takashi Miike’s Hara Kiri: Death of a Samurai and comedy High School starring rapper Snoop Dogg, who also contributed to the soundtrack.

Football drama Payback Season, starring Orange Rising Star Award nominee Adam Deacon, and thriller Deviation are spring releases, while Cannes and LFF 2011 entry Hara Kiri is released in May.

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Previously announced titles include the anticipated directorial debut of Brit Award winner Ben Drew (aka Plan B), Ill Manors, which also features a soundtrack from its star and screens in May, and Berlin Panorama entry Iron Sky.

There are also slots for Sundance hit Liberal Arts, new Gunslinger thriller Offender, which is currently in production and is repped by IM Global’s genre label Octane and Matt Whitecross’ Spike Island.

Docs include Werner Herzog’s Into The Abyss, Buck and The Imposter, while there are straight to video releases for Samuel L Jackson action The Samaritan and comedy High School starring rappers Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa who collaborate on the film’s popular track Young, Wild & Free with Bruno Mars.

Revolver CEO Justin Marciano said: “At Revolver we want to focus on great films that will surprise, challenge and provoke discussion as well as generate a few laughs, rather than on carving out any particular niche for the sake of it. We’re not afraid to mix it up, with a blend of sci-fi comedy and music documentary among our latest crop.”

 

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