Verve Pictures has acquired UK rights to Jamie Adams’ feature debut, starring Submarine’s Craig Roberts and Fresh Meat’s Charlotte Ritchie.

Benny & Jolene

Benny & Jolene will receive its UK premiere at the LOCO London Comedy Film Festival in January 2014 and will be released theatrically in the UK by Verve in the spring.

The film centres on an up-and-coming folk duo, with 19-year-old Jolene having trouble convincing writing partner Benny to go more commercial.

The cast also includes Rosamund Hanson, Tom Rosenthal, Dolly Walls, Ian Smith, Nick Mohammed, Laura Patch and Keiron Self.

Adams directs from his own script and also serves as producer alongside executive producer Jon Rennie.

Verve is set to release Destin Daniel Cretton’s Short Term 12 across the UK this weekend.