Joan Carr-Wiggin’s romantic comedy A Grand Romantic Gesture, starrinig Dylan Llewellyn, best known for Derry Girls and Big Boys, has been sold to High Fliers Films for UK-Ireland distribution.
The film is handled by Italian sales outfit Iuvit Media Sales. Gina McKee, Douglas Hodge and Rob Stewart also star.
McKee plays a woman encouraged by her husband and daughter to take up gourmet cooking after she loses her job. Instead, she signs up for a drama class where she is cast as Juliet and falls in love with her Romeo.
It is produced through Paragraph Pictures, by Canada’s David Gordian and UK producer Alan Latham.
Gravitas Ventures has released in the US and a UK-Ireland theatrical release is scheduled for the third quarter of 2023.
Canadian filmmaker Carr-Wiggin’s past credits include A Previous Engagement starring Juliet Stevenson.
Iuvit’s slate at the EFM includes animation Johnny Puff featuring the voice of Johnny Depp and Walden starring Emile Hirsch and Shane West.
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