EXCLUSIVE: UK outfit boards doc which imagines that the US never existed.
UK outfit Manifest Film Sales has boarded international rights to documentary America from the filmmakers of controversial US box office hit 2016: Obama’s America [pictured].
The film, which imagines a world in which America lost the Revolutionary War and therefore never existed, is produced by Oscar winners Gerald Molen (Schindler’s List) and Gray Frederickson (The Godfather Part II) and will see director John Sullivan reunite with his co-director from 2016: Obama’s America, the New York Times bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza, who has written the feature.
Manifest will introduce the film in Cannes ahead of its wide North American release by Lionsgate on July 4, 2014.
2016: Obama’s America grossed more than $33m in the US, making it the second-highest grossing political doc in the territory.
D’Souza said: “America is loved and hated around the world but rarely ignored. We hope this film will increase understanding of America and what it means to be an American, across the globe.”
Manifest, the subsidiary of Intandem Films, is also in Cannes with biopic Reagan, Top Dog and Gagarin First in Space.
Andrew Brown, director, Manifest Film Sales, said: “We are excited to add a prestigious title with such a strong pedigree as America to the robust slate of films we’re bringing to Cannes this year. We are thrilled to be able to offer the international marketplace a diverse range of quality projects from Academy Award winners to first time film directors with exceptional talent.”