EXCLUSIVE: Vertical Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Lorelei, the drama from writer-director Sabrina Doyle that bowed on the 2020 Tribeca Movie Competition. Jena Malone and Pablo Schreiber star within the pic, which is now being eyed for a day-and-date launch this summer season in theaters and VOD.
Go to Movies is repping rights and is now presenting the movie to consumers on the digital European Movie Market.
The pic is a working-class fable about Wayland (Schreiber), who returns to his blue-collar hometown after being in jail for 15 years for armed theft. He inadvertently reconnects along with his highschool girlfriend Dolores (Malone), now a single mom struggling to assist her three children. Wayland ultimately strikes in with the chaotic household and turns into a reluctant but much-needed father determine, and struggling to pay the payments he finds himself drawn again to his previous methods as Dolores yearns for her pre-motherhood dream of residing in Los Angeles.
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The Florida Mission producers and Freestyle Image Firm companions Kevin Chinoy and Francesca Silvestri are producing the pic with Moonlight and Flordia Mission producer Jennifer Radzikowski. Arnold Zimmerman, Jianulla Zimmerman, Schreiber and Malone.
“From first-time writer-director Sabrina Doyle, we’re excited to deliver this visually beautiful and transferring portrait of a real working-class American household to audiences later this 12 months,” mentioned Vertical Leisure co-president Wealthy Goldberg. “Schreiber and Malone ship knock out performances which struck the entire Vertical staff.”
Mentioned Doyle, a British author and onetime BBC journalist: “As a first-generation highschool graduate, I wished to make a movie that depicts the resilience of hard-up People – their means to adapt and remodel. And to dream massive, even when life conspires to maintain them small. Pablo, Jena and our three younger newcomers all ship unimaginable performances, and I’m delighted to associate with Vertical Leisure to deliver this movie to U.S. audiences.”
Josh Spector negotiated the deal for Vertical with Ryan Kampe of Go to Movies.