Sundance: Nick Jonas Fraternity Drama 'Goat' Nabbed by Paramount/MTV (Exclusive)
'Pineapple Express' director David Gordon Green co-wrote the screenplay with director Andrew Neel.
Paramount Home Media has acquired worldwide rights to Sundance darling Goat, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The purchase price is just south of $3 million.
The deal is for worldwide rights to the film, which will get a day-and-date VOD release, with a third party handling theatrical distribution. MTV will get the first TV window.
The Andrew Neel-directed drama follows the story of a 19-year-old college student who pledges the same fraternity as his brother only to get swept up in a world of shotgunning beer, all-night ragers and hooking up with nameless coeds.
Ben Schnetzer stars in the college drama that also feature performances from Virginia Gardner, Danny Flaherty, Austin Lyon and singer-actor Nick Jonas.
Neel wrote the screenplay for Goat with Mike Roberts and Pineapple Express director David Gordon Green.
James Franco, who plays a supporting role in the film, produced Goat along with Christine Vachon, David Hinojosa and Vince Jolivette. Robert Halmi Jr., John Wells and Jim Reeve acted as executive producers.
Paramount acquired the movie following its Jan. 22 premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, where it screened in the U.S. Dramatic Competition section.
CAA repped the filmmakers. Neel is managed by Washington Square Films.