Independent distributor Signature Entertainment has acquired UK and Ireland rights to family adventure Come Away starring David Oyelowo and Angelina Jolie.
It is planning a wide theatrical release for December although the exact date is yet to be confirmed.
Signature acquired the title from US sales agent Capstone Group.
Come Away premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January. Directed by Brenda Chapman (director and co-writer of Pixar’s Brave), it follows siblings Alice and Peter who transform into Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland in a bid to help their parents overcome the tragedy of losing their eldest son.
Oyelowo and Jolie play the parents, with Anna Chancellor, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Reece Yates, Michael Caine, and newcomers Keira Chansa and Jordan A. Nash also in the cast.
Signature Entertainment has continued to release theatrically in the UK and Ireland since cinemas began to reopen in July, with titles including Dreambuilders (released on July 17, current box office: £471,000) and The Elfkins (released on October 2, current box office £217,000).
The company’s upcoming slate includes crime drama Honest Thief starring Liam Neeson, which it will release on 325 screens on October 23.
“Our bold strategy proves there is still huge appetite from UK moviegoers to watch films on the big screen, despite these uncertain times,” said James Javes, head of sales at Signature. “We will be continuing to release quality, commercial and cast-driven films on the big screen.”