CINEDIGM ENTERTAINMENT GROUP ACQUIRES N.A. DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS TO TEEN ASSASSIN FABLE “VIOLET & DAISY,” STARRING SAOIRSE RONAN, ALEXIS BLEDEL AND JAMES GANDOLFINI
on November 12, 2012
Los Angeles, CA -- Cinedigm Entertainment Group, a division of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM), has acquired North American distribution rights to writer-director Geoffrey Fletcher's VIOLET & DAISY, which world premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. Fletcher recently earned the Cinevation Award for his work on VIOLET & DAISY at the 2012 Savannah Film Festival. Cinedigm's theatrical distribution will commence in 2013, with subsequent roll out across on-demand, digital and DVD.
VIOLET & DAISY stars Saoirse Ronan (HANNA) and Alexis Bledel (GILMORE GIRLS) as two young, pop culture-obsessed assassins in New York City who accept what they think will be a quick and easy job until an unexpected target, played by James Gandolfini, throws their plan into chaos. The film, described by The Hollywood Reporter as "a surreal fable," is Oscar®-winning screenwriter (PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE) Geoffrey Fletcher's directorial debut. The film is produced by Geoffrey Fletcher, John Penotti, and Bonnie Timmermann.
"Geoffrey has once again created a uniquely profound coming-of-age story that effortlessly mixes gritty realism with pop culture fantasies," said Vincent Scordino, Vice President of Acquisitions, Theatrical, for Cinedigm. "It's a film that will inspire other artists, while satisfying audiences across the country through a variety of delivery platforms."
"Cinedigm's formidable team and innovative spirit are great for cinema and a perfect match for Violet & Daisy." said Fletcher. "Our entire team is thrilled to be working with them."
The filmmakers were represented in the negotiation by GreeneStreet Films and CAA, and for Cinedigm by Scordino.