LA-based VMI Worldwide has acquired international rights to Kat Candler’s Hellion starring Aaron Paul and will introduce to buyers in Cannes next month.
Juliette Lewis and newcomer Josh Wiggins also star in Hellion, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Sundance Selects holds North American rights.
“Hellion is a beautifully lyrical and emotional powerful film that tackles universal themes of family, friendship and loss,” said Andre Relis, president of VMI Worldwide. “Aaron Paul is a remarkable talent and has proven himself to be both a movie star and a serious actor that is a force to be reckoned with.”
Jonathan Duffy and Kelly Williams produced the coming-of-age film and Jeff Nichols, Sarah Green, Janis Beard and Suzanne Weinert served as executive producers.
Relis and director of acquisitions and development Stanley Monahan negotiated the deal with UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers.