Robert Beeson’s New Wave Films has acquired all UK and Ireland rights on revenge thriller Rose Plays Julie, which Hyde Park International will introduce to worldwide buyers at the EFM in Berlin.
Ann Skelly (Vikings, Death And Nightingales) stars alongside Orla Brady (The Foreigner, Into the Badlands) and Aidan Gillen (Game Of Thrones, Peaky Blinders, Bohemian Rhapsody) from fast-rising writer/director duo Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor.
Skelly plays twentysomething Rose, who uncovers more than she bargained for when she tracks down her biological parents.
Finding her mother reluctant to have anything to do with her is just the beginning for Rose as she uncovers devastating, long-suppressed secrets.
New Wave Films will release Rose Plays Julie in the UK and Ireland in partnership with Eclipse Pictures in May.
The Ireland/UK co-production premiered at BFI London Film Festival premiere last year and is produced by David Collins’ Samson Films (Once, Grabbers) and Molloy and Lawlor’s Desperate Optimists.
The film shot in Dublin and is financed by Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and RTÉ. Eoin O’Faolain co-produces and Celine Haddad is the executive producer for Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland.
Molloy and Lawlor previously directed Helen and Mister John. At the film’s premiere in London, Screen hailed the duo’s “bold” third feature as “stark, meditative and bracingly uncompromising.”
New Wave Films’ distribution credits include Berlin Golden Bear winners Caesar must Die and Taxi Tehran, and Palme d’or winners Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives and Winter Sleep.