Heading into the Cannes virtual pre-screenings event next month, Los Angeles-based Myriad Pictures has picked up international rights excluding the UK and Ireland to Irish comedy Deadly Cuts.
Rachel Carey wrote and directed the film, a Dublin International Film Festival Discovery Awards recipient for breakthrough talent that closed the festival in March.
Deadly Cuts follows a working class hair salon where young stylists Stacey, Gemma, and Chantelle and their boss Michelle accidentally become vigilantes and community heroes when they challenge gang members and gentrifiers threatening their community.
Angeline Ball (The Commitments), Victoria Smurfit (The Beach, Once Upon A Time, About A Boy), Ericka Roe (Herself, Dublin Murders), Lauren Larkin, Shauna Higgins (Red Rock, A Date For Mad Mary), Aidan McArdle, and Pauline McLynn star.
Producers are Auveen Lush, Ciara Appelbe and Liz Gill. The O’Sullivan Productions dark comedy shot in location in Ireland and was made in association with Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland and The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. Wildcard Distribution is distributing in Ireland and the UK.
Myriad Pictures president and CEO Kirk D’Amico said: “We are pleased to be working with the producers on this original and comedic film firmly set in Ireland.
“Rachel Carey, the writer and director, has created a very believable world of hair salons and stylists confronted with an existential problem. The performances are terrific. The final cut of this film will leave you smiling.”