EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor also secures Big Sur, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, Almost Human, Enter Nowhere and The Battery.
UK distributor Metrodome has concluded deals on AFM acquisitions including Sylvain Chomet’s Attila Marcel and Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto, starring Emma Roberts, James Franco and Val Kilmer.
Chomet’s live action debut, which premiered at Toronto and recently opened in Paris, stars Guillaume Gouix (Midnight in Paris, 22 Bullets) as a sweet-natured man-child whose reawakened childhood memories unleash musical fantasies.
Based on James Franco’s first book of short stories, Palo Alto is Gia Coppola’s directorial debut charting the tangled lives of teenagers living in the eponymous Californian city.
Also new to the slate are Michael Polish’s (Twin Falls in Idaho) Sundance premiere Big Sur, based on Jack Kerouac’s 1962 novel of the same name about the writer’s brief sojourns and romances at a cabin on the Californian coast. Kate Bosworth, Josh Lucas, Radha Mitchell and Jean-Marc Barr star.
Simon Hawkins and Zeke Hawkins’ We Gotta Get Out Of This Place is a crime-noir and stars Mackenzie Davis (Breathe In), William Devane (The Dark Knight Rises) and Jon Gries (Taken).
Set in a dead-end Texan cotton town, the film follows three teenagers who begin testing the limits of the law in an attempt to escape their banal existence.
Other titles acquired for home entertainment include Toronto hit horror Almost Human from director Joe Begos; horror Enter Nowhere, directed by Jack Heller, starring Sara Paxton and Scott Eastwood; and zombie thriller The Battery, directed by and starring Jeremy Gardner.
All of the deals were negotiated by Metrodome’s head of acquisitions Giles Edwards.
The London outfit’s upcoming slate includes Before the Winter Chill, starring Kristin Scott Thomas, and Lukas Moodysson’s acclaimed We Are The Best!.