Anchor Bay Acquires Kat Dennings-Josh Lucas Film 'Daydream Nation'


Anchor Bay Films has acquired all distribution rights for the U.S., U.K. and Australia/New Zealand territories to Joker Films' Daydream Nation.

The movie made its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival where it opened the "Canada First!" sidebar.

Nation is the feature directorial debut of Michael Goldbach and stars Kat Dennings and Josh Lucas.

The story centers on a whip-smart 17-year-old who moves to a strange small town haunted by the presence of a serial killer. She starts an affair with her handsome young teacher and begins a friendship a troubled boy. When her teacher grows jealous of the girl's new companion, the love triangle takes a violent turn.

Anchor Bay will open Nation theatrically in 2011. The company most recently released the remake of I Spit on Your Grave.

Among next year's offerings are Beautiful Boy, starring Michael Sheen and Maria Bello; happythankyoumoreplease from budding director Josh Radnor; and Meet Monica Velour starring Kim Catrall.

The company is mulling a theatrical release of Tekken, based on the Namco video game. 

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