NEON has picked up North American rights in Park City to Reinaldo Marcus Green’s feature debut Monsters And Men, which debuted on Friday in US Dramatic Competition and stirred buyer interest over the weekend.
At time of writing interest continued to swirl around American Animals, Blindspotting, Assassination Nation, The Tale, The Kindergarten Teacher, Crime + Punishment, and Three Identical Strangers, among others.
Green wrote the screenplay to Monsters And Men, which charts how a phone recording of the killing of a black man by a white police officer affects the lives of three men.
Green wrote the screenplay. The breakout cast includes John David Washington, Anthony Ramos, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Chanté Adams, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Nicole Beharie, Rob Morgan, and Cara Buono.
Elizabeth Lodge Stepp and Josh Penn of The Department of Motion Pictures produced with Sight Unseen’s Eddie Vaisman and Julia Lebedev, and Luca Borghese.
Executive producers are Sight Unseen’s Leonid Lebedev and Oren Moverman, Chiara Bernasconi, Charles Miller and The Department of Motion Pictures’ Noah Stahl. Sight Unseen fully financed Monsters And Men.
NEON brokered the deal with Endeavor Content on behalf of the filmmakers.