Cinedigm Scores Rights to Offbeat Assassin Flick VIOLET & DAISY
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 is Oscar®-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher's (PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE) directorial debut. Fletcher produces with John Penotti and Bonnie Timmermann.
The filmmakers were represented in the negotiation by GreeneStreet Films and CAA, and for Cinedigm by Scordino.<