Dirty Girl has been withdrawn from the Berlinale’s Panorama section, because the new version of the film has not been finished in time to screen.
The film premiered in Toronto and was acquired for English-speaking territories and France by The Weinstein Company, which has been working with director Abe Sylvia to revamp the film to broaden its appeal to a wider audience.
Now the Weinstein Company has other plans for the launch of the new version.
The decision has been a mutual one between the filmmakers, sales company Salt and The Weinsteins. And that team has praised the Berlinale – specifically Panorama head Weiland Speck – for their understanding in the matter.
Abe Sylvia’s colourful teen comedy stars Juno Temple, Mary Steenbergen, William H Macy and Milla Jovovich. The producers are Rob Paris, Charles Pugliese, Jana Edelbaum and Rachel Cohen, and executive producers include Christine Vachon.
Sales company Salt still has some territories available on Dirty Girl and will discuss with buyers at the EFM. Salt’s slate also includes Jon Wright’s Irish comedy-horror Grabbers and Nick Hamm’s Killing Bono, which Paramount will release in April in the UK.