James Gandolfini and Alexis Bledel's 'Violet & Daisy' to Get Canadian Release

7:44 AM PST 10/16/2013 by Etan Vlessing
"Violet & Daisy"

The film, co-starring Saoirse Ronan, is the first movie directed by "Precious" screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher.

TORONTO – Canadian indie Pacific Northwest Pictures has snapped up the Canadian rights to writer-director Geoffrey Fletcher's Violet & Daisy.

The Precious screenwriter's directorial debut was previously acquired for North American distribution by Cinedigm Entertainment, ahead of the Canadian deal.

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The late James Gandolfini, in one of his last roles, is a sad sack character sent to kill a pair of baby-faced hit girls played by Gilmore Girls' Alexis Bledel and Irish actress Saoirse Ronan.

Fletcher produced Violet & Daisy with John Penotti and Bonnie Timmermann.

The Canadian distributor's upcoming release slate also includes the mystery/thriller Night Train to Lisbon, starring Jeremy Irons and Melanie Laurent, and Cas & Dylan, the directorial debut from Jason Priestley that stars Richard Dreyfuss and Tatiana Maslany.

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