29 October 2014

Mr Pip sells to Freestyle Releasing for the US

By otm

Hugh Laurie’s ‘MrPip’
Set For Theatrical/VOD Release; Nur Fazura Sharifuddin Tops E!’s First
Malaysian Mini

by Nancy Tartaglione

October 28, 2014 10:00pm

 

Freestyle Releasing, Freestyle Digital Media and
Dominion Pictures have acquired theatrical and DVD/VOD rights to Mr Pip, starring Hugh Laurie.
Directed by Andrew Adamson (The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian),
the drama is based on the novel by Lloyd Jones. Laurie plays the last
Englishman remaining in a tropical village in Bougainville, Papau New Guinea,
during its 1990s civil war. He begins to teach the local children by reading
them Great Expectations, transporting an imaginative young girl
(Xzannjah Matsi) into the story of the novel, believing that Dickens’ character
Pip is her friend. Her passion for storytelling brings terror to the village when
Pip’s identity is misunderstood by the invading army. Ultimately, her courage
and imagination must sustain her if she is to survive. The film will debut
November 7 in limited theatrical release and on all digital platforms.
Previously released in New Zealand and Australia, Mr Pip won New Zealand
Film & TV Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress.

Source: http://deadline.com/2014/10/hugh-lauries-mr-pip-set-for-theatricalvod-release-nur-fazura-sharifuddin-tops-es-first-malaysian-mini-864264/


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