AFM: Cara Delevingne's 'Kids in Love' Gets Market Bow (Exclusive)
Chris Foggin's British coming-of-age drama co-stars Will Poulter.
Between her lead role in Luc Besson’s upcoming space epic Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and her turn as Enchantress in Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad, which is about to hit screens, Cara Delevingne soon will be nearing the sort of cinematic ubiquity she’s had for some time on fashion billboards.
And this week, a low-budget British indie film the supermodel acted in when she just was starting to make the switch into the film world will get its market bow.
Kids in Love, a London-set coming-of-age drama also starring fellow rising Brit Will Poulter (We’re the Millers, The Maze Runner) and marking the directorial debut of Chris Foggin, is to have its market premiere at AFM, with London-based Carnaby International Sales & Distribution handling sales and screening extended promo footage to buyers.
The film — Delevingne’s first in a lead role — comes from Ealing Studios producers Ben Latham-Jones and Barnaby Thompson and is currently in postproduction, with delivery poised for 2016. Latham-Jones and Thompson also are behind the upcoming biopic Nina, starring Zoe Saldana and David Oyelowo, and The D Train, with Jack Black and James Marsden.
“Kids in Love is a beautifully shot picture, and we think the subject matter will really strike a chord with today’s youth audience,” said Latham-Jones. “It seemed a perfect fit to partner with a young, rising company like Carnaby to market a film with a young, rising-star cast.”