EXCLUSIVE: Mimi Steinbauer’s sales company will introduce international buyers in Toronto to John Butler’s Contemporary World Cinema selection.
ICM is handles US rights to the Irish film, set to receive its world premiere on September 11.
Andrew Scott, Moe Dunford, Fionn O’Shea and Nicholas Galitzine star in Handsome Devil, about odd-couple roommates at a rugby-mad boarding school who resist peer pressure and form an unlikely bond.
Butler wrote the screenplay and Rebecca O’Flanagan and Robert Walpole produced for Treasure Entertainment. Claire McCaughley and Sarah Gunn served as co-producers.
“We knew off the bat that we wanted to add the charming and delightfully funny Handsome Devil to our slate, said Radiant president and CEO Steinbauer.
“It’s a real crowd-pleaser. We knew we had to be the ones to share this film with our international partners and look forward to doing so in Toronto.”
Handsome Devil marks Butler’s second Toronto premiere after 2013 selection The Stag (aka The Bachelor Weekend), which also starred Scott and won the Director’s Finders Series award.
Radiant’s Toronto sales line-up also includes festival selection and world premiere Carrie Pilby starring Bel Powley, as well as the recently announced thriller Misfortune to star John Cusack, and YA thriller The Changeover starring Timothy Spall, Melanie Lynskey, and Lucy Lawless.
The roster features sports drama American Wrester: The Wizard starring William Fichtner, Jon Voight, Gabriel Basso, Lia Marie Johnson and George Kosturos, Ashes In The Snow starring Powley, Rita Hayworth With A Hand Grenade starring Elizabeth Banks and Yosuke Kubozuka, and Juveniles starring Beau Knapp and Stephen Moyer.