Radiant Films International kicks off talks in Toronto today [Sept 7] on Matthew Newton’s festival selection Who We Are Now starring Julianne Nicholson, Emma Roberts and Zachary Quinto.
The ensemble drama premieres in Special Presentations on Saturday and reunites Nicholson with Newton after From Nowhere won the SXSW 2016 Narrative Spotlight Audience Award.
Nicholson plays an ex-con who partners with a young lawyer (Roberts) to secure custody of her 10-year-old son and get her life back on track. Rounding out the ensemble are Jimmy Smits, Jason Biggs and Lea Thompson.
Newton and Kate Ballen of Existent Films produced along with Living The Dream Films’ Ray Bouderau and Varun Monga of ESA. Executive producers are Alex Lebovici and Steve Ponce of Oriah Entertainment. UTA Independent Film Group represents US rights.
“We are thrilled to partner with Matthew and his team to introduce this fiercely intelligent film to the world,” Radiant CEO Mimi Steinbauer said. “We were blown away by his intricate story that navigates a complex situation with compassion and is brought beautifully to life by a phenomenal ensemble of actors.”
Who We Are Now is Newton’s fourth feature after From Nowhere, Three Blind Mice and Right Here Right Now.
Radiant Films International’s Toronto line-up includes upcoming Roger Donaldson action drama The Guinea Pig Club starring Richard E. Grant, Sam Neill and Jeremy Irvine; recently-wrapped supernatural thriller The Changeover with Timothy Spall and Melanie Lynskey; and Lucky McKee’s Blood Money starring John Cusack which Saban Films will release in the US this autumn.