Icon has come aboard to co-finance the teen comedy with Filmnation. Alan Tudyk, Craig Roberts, Adam Riegler and Carlson Young have joined previously announced Katie Findlay and John Karna.
Worldwide sales agent FilmNation licensed rights in Cannes for France (Metropolitan), Germany (Square One), Australia and New Zealand (Village Roadshow), Italy (Eagle), the UK (StudioCanal), CIS (West), Latin America (Sun), Eastern Europe (Forum) and Greece (Spentzos).
Deals closed in Hong Kong (Edko), Taiwan (SSG), Singapore (Shaw), South Africa (Ster Kinekor), Indonesia (PT Amero), Philippines (Pioneer), Switzerland (Elite), Turkey (Aqua), Thailand (Sahamongkol), Iceland (Sam) and Israel (Lev).
Dan Beers is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Mathew Harawitz about a youngster poised to lose his virginity who must relive the same day until he gets it right.
FilmNation’s Aaron Ryder and Karen Lunder are producing while Len Blavatnik and Aviv Giladi serve as executive producers alongside FilmNation’s Glen Basner.
“We are extremely proud of Premature and it is exciting to see that, in less than a year, the project evolved from a pitch to a well-developed script,” Ryder (pictured) said. “It’s refreshing and rare to see a project come together so quickly.”
Icon’s Vince Holden added: “Icon is delighted to be working with Glen Basner and the team at FilmNation on such a fresh and commercial project. We hope this will be one of many future collaborations between the two companies.”