Sundance: Great Point Media Launching U.S. Theatrical Distribution Arm
In a pre-Sundance Film Festival move, UK-based media fund manager Great Point Media is launching a US theatrical distribution arm with plans to release eight to 12 titles per year.
The company unveiled the plans Friday, saying that it has already assembled a full slate for 2018, with $10 million in P&A committed to date. The first release will come in March with “Submission,” writer-director Richard Levine’s adaptation of Francine Prose’s novel “Blue Angel,” starring Stanley Tucci and Kyra Sedgwick. It will open in New York on March 2 and will expand to multiple major markets on March 9.
Great Point Media’s distribution slate includes: Judy Greer’s directorial debut, “A Happening of Monumental Proportions,” starring Allison Janney, Jennifer Garner, Katie Holmes, and Common; “Measure of a Man,” a coming-of-age story directed by Jim Loach and starring Blake Cooper, Donald Sutherland, Luke Wilson, and Judy Greer; and Andrew Dosunmu’s drama “Where Is Kyra?” starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Kiefer Sutherland.
Donald Sutherland Takes ‘Measure Of A Man’; Indie Shoots In Rhode Island
EXCLUSIVE: Donald Sutherland and The Maze Runner‘s Blake Cooper are starring in Measure Of A Man, with Jim Loach (Orange and Sunshine) directing a script by David Scearce (A Single Man). The pic, an adaptation of Robert Lipsyte’s YA novel One Fat Summer, just got underway this week in Rhode Island. Christian Taylor is producing through Taylor Lane Productions with Weedon Media and Great Point Media, whose Jim Reeve and Robert Halmi are exec producing with Scearce and Erika Hampton.
Luke Wilson & Judy Greer Join ‘Measure Of A Man’
Luke Wilson and Judy Greer have joined the cast of Measure Of A Man, the independent adaptation of Robert Lipsyte’s YA novel One Fat Summer. The project, which is now shooting in Rhode Island with Jim Loach directing, also stars Donald Sutherland, Blake Cooper, Liana Liberato, Beau Knapp, Danielle Rose Russell, Luke Benward, and Sam Keeley.
Eddie Redmayne, Blake Lively board ‘Hick’
Derick Martini will helm the pic, which focuses on a 13-year-old (Moretz) from Nebraska who gets more than she bargained for when she leaves for Las Vegas.
Lively will play a grifter who meets Moretz’s character on the road and takes the girl under her wing. Redmayne would play another loner who tries luring Moretz away and also shares a past with Lively.
Andrea Portes is adapting from the novel she wrote.
Steven Siebert and Christian Taylor will produce through Siebert’s Lighthouse Entertainment shingle and Taylor’s Taylor Lane Prods. Charles de Portes is exec producing.