A24 and DirecTV Acquire Jamie Bell's SKIN

A24 and DirecTV Acquire Jamie Bell's SKIN

Skin, starring Jamie Bell, has sold to A24 and DirecTV, who have acquired North American distribution rights for the drama, according to Variety.

The film follows a man raised by skinheads who risks his life to leave a white supremacy group. Skin premiered on Saturday night as part of TIFF's Special Presentations section. The film received strong reviews and Jamie Bell's performance as Bryon Widner has received awards season buzz.

Skin will be released in 2019. The movie is directed by Israeli filmmaker Guy Nattiv. Also starring in the film are Vera Farmiga, Danielle MacDonald, Mike Colter, and Bill Camp."

Bell told Variety, he packed on 20 pounds to play Widner, wore a prosthetic nose and teeth, and spent 90 minutes in the makeup chair to have his body covered in tattoos.

Read the original article on Variety.

Photo Credit: TIFF

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