A24 has landed the U.S. rights to Sing Sing, the Colman Domingo-fronted drama that premiered at Toronto Movie Competition a couple of performing arts jail program.
Greg Kwedar directs the characteristic that focuses on the real-life Rehabilitation By the Arts (RTA) program run out of the eponymous jail that sees the incarcerated producing and performing in stage productions. The story facilities on the friendship of RTA alumni John “Divine G” Whitfield (portrayed by Domingo) and Clarence “Divine Eye” Maclin, who performs himself, as they stage an unique manufacturing.
Outdoors of Oscar nominee Paul Paci, who performs this system’s resident director, the remainder of the ensemble forged is made up of previously incarcerated performers who went by means of the RTA program.
Black Bear, the Marfa Peach Firm and Edith Productions financed and produced the movie, which was written by Clint Bentley, Brent Buell and Kwedar.
“The movie has an unhurried tempo that some would possibly discover taxing. However affected person audiences will discover the expertise rewarding, particularly because the movie invitations impartial analysis about this system and the filmmaking workforce’s personal moral manufacturing mannequin,” reads The Hollywood Reporter overview of the movie.
CAA Media Finance negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers. Black Bear is promoting worldwide territories.
This deal comes previous to the shut of the Toronto fest, which has seen a smattering of offers. In a low eight-figure deal, Netflix landed the rights to Anna Kendrick’s directorial debut Lady of the Hour.