EXCLUSIVE: The Jokers inks deal with WestEnd for Jeremy Saulnier thriller.

Green Room

The Jokers Films has acquired French distribution rights to Jeremy Saulnier’s crime thriller Green Room, from WestEnd Films.

Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots and Patrick Stewart star in the Cannes Directors Fortnight title about four punk rock band members who accidentally witness a murder and find themselves fighting for their lives against a gang of white supremacists.

The deal marks The Jokers’ second collaboration with Blue Ruin director Saulnier.

“Jeremy Saulnier is simply a brilliant director and we didn’t want to let him go anywhere else!”, said The Jokers’ MD Manuel Chiche, who remains a champion of elevated genre having picked up titles including The Raid 2, High-Rise and Nicolas Winding Refn’s upcoming The Neon Demon.

The film is set to be released in France close to A24’s US release in April 2016.

WestEnd previously sold the TIFF title to UK (Altitude/Picturehouse), Canada (D Films), Germany (Universum), Australia & New-Zealand (Rialto), Switzerland (Praesens), Middle East (ECS), Turkey (Kurmaca), Indonesia (Queen), Korea (Mountain Pictures), Thailand (M Pictures), Malaysia (Suraya), Philippines (Captive) and to Abbolita/XYZ which has acquired the rights for Hong Kong, Israel, South Africa, Greece, Portugal and Taiwan.