James Merendino's 'Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2' Goes to Cinedigm

'SLC Punk 2'

The sequel to the 1999 cult hit 'SLC Punk' will receive a limited theatrical run in early 2016, followed by TV and digital distribution.

Cinedigm has picked up the North American rights to writer/director James Merendino's SLC Punk sequel, Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2.

The U.S. distributor plans a limited theatrical run in early 2016, followed by digital, TV and VOD distribution. Ben Schnetzer, Hannah Marks, Colson "MGK" Baker, Sarah Clarke (Twilight) and Devon Sawa star in Punk's Dead.

"We’re thrilled to be bringing this cult favorite sequel to both the original fans of SLC Punk, as well as a whole new audience,” Cinedigm’s Yolanda Macias, executive vp acquisitions, said Wednesday in a statement.

The sequel to the 1999 cult hit SLC Punk follows new outcast misfits through the Utah hinterlands, where the now teenage son of Heroin Bob, Ross, along with his friends, Penny and Crash, go on a road trip to a punk show aided by drugs and alcohol.

Punk's Dead is produced by Andrea Kreuzhage, with John Bedell executive producing. The North American distribution deal was negotiated by Cinedigm's Kristin Harris, executive director of content acquisitions, and Mette-Marie Katz, director of sales at XYZ Films.

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