Magnolia International head Laird Adamson will commence sales in Cannes next week on the “twisted tale of young love” starring Juno Temple, Riley Keough [pictured], Cara Seymour and pop icon Kylie Minogue.

Bradley Rust Gray wrote the screenplay and is directing and producing following earlier success with The Exploding Girl. Jack And Diane is in post and expected to be complete by autumn.

Jen Gatien, So Yong Kim and Karin Chien also produced the story of a night of ferocious kissing between two girls that leads to a love affair and awakens monster-like visions in one of the girls.

The film features animation from the Brothers Quay and creature effects by Gabe Bartalos, who worked on the Cremaster Cycle.

“Bradley Rust Gray has brought together a stellar cast to tell this wildly original love story that blew us away,” Magnolia svp Tom Quinn said. “He has a wholly unique vision and we can’t wait to see this exciting project brought to fruition.”

Jack And Diane has been a long labour of love, sweat, blood and tears, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to find a home with Magnolia,” Gray added. “I’m a huge fan of the kind of bold, risk-taking cinema that Magnolia releases, and I’m excited to work with them to reach the largest audience possible.

Director of acquisitions Peter Van Steemburg brought the project to Magnolia and Quinn negotiated the deal with Gatien.