EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit boards thriller starring Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots.
UK sales outfit WestEnd Films has boarded Blue Ruin writer-director Jeremy Saulnier’s buzzed-about thriller Green Room.
Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots star alongside Patrick Stewart in the thriller which began shoot this month and will be among the most in-demand elevated genre scripts at the AFM.
The film charts the story of a punk four-piece called The Ain’t Rights, who on the final days of a failed concert tour get more than they bargained for when they accept a shady last-minute gig at an isolated venue in the wilds of Oregon.
Their survival journey then sees white supremacists pitted against anarchists with Stewart on board to play the unflinching leader of the ferocious white supremacist fiefdom.
Principal photography began this month in and around Portland, Oregon.
Saulnier’s acclaimed 2013 thriller Blue Ruin debuted in Cannes in the Directors’ Fortnight strand where it won the Fipresci Prize and went on to rack up a string of sales for Memento.
Anish Savjani (Blue Ruin) and Neil Kopp (Night Moves) of Filmscience are producing Green Room with Broad Green Pictures’ Victor Moyers.
Gabriel and Daniel Hammond of Broad Green Pictures (99 Homes) and Vincent Savino of Filmscience will be executive producing.
Broad Green, one of the US’s newly minted and most-talked about indie financier-distributors, will be releasing in the US. Recent acquisitions include 99 Homes, Eden and Samba.
WestEnd’s AFM lineup also includes Isabel Coixet’s romance Learning to Drive with Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson; Kieran Darcy-Smith’s By Way of Helena, starring Woody Harrelson and Liam Hemsworth; and A Perfect Day, Fernando León de Aranoa’s new film, starring Benicio del Toro, Tim Robbins and Olga Kurylenko.