More sales have been made at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and the latest lucky property is Spencer Susser‘s Hesher. The film about a hippie who forces himself onto an unsuspecting family, has landed a distribution deal from Newmarket Films. An official press release was just sent out announcing the purchase and we’ve got all the details…
From the Press Release:
PARK CITY, UT (January 28, 2010) – Nigel Sinclair and Chris Ball, Co-Chairmen of EMG, today announced Exclusive Media’s Newmarket Films has acquired U.S. rights to the Sundance favorite, HESHER, starring Joseph Gordon Levitt and Natalie Portman. The seven figure deal was reached early this morning following an extremely successful screening in Salt Lake City last night, and negotiated by WME Global and CAA on behalf of the film with Chris Ball and John Crye, Head of Acquisitions, on behalf of Newmarket.
Since premiering at the festival last Friday, the film has picked up momentum with the fan boy driven audience who respond to the character of HESHER.
This marks the second film penned by David Michod to receive enormous praise among audiences at Sundance, the other being Animal Kingdom. Check out Screencrave’s Hesher review.