Focus Features has acquired worldwide rights out of the Cannes virtual market to Justin Chon’s Blue Bayou.
Chon stars with Alicia Vikander, Mark O’Brien, Linh Dan Pham and Emory Cohen in the story of Antonio LeBlanc, a Korean adoptee raised in the US.
When Antonio unexpectedly faces deportation, he and his family are forced to confront his past and their future. The film is in post. Chon previously directed Ms. Purple and Gook.
Focus Features will distribute Blue Bayou in the US and Universal Pictures International will distribute internationally.
MACRO and eOne financed the film. Producers are Chon, Charles D. King (Mudbound), Kim Roth (Tigertail) and Poppy Hanks (Sorry To Bother You).
Clara Wu, eOne’s Nick Meyer, Zev Foreman, and Eddie Rubin serve as executive producers.
eOne’s Sierra/Affinity handled international sales, and UTA Independent Film Group and WME represented US rights.