Sundance 2013: TWC's Radius Acquires Drama 'Concussion'
UPDATED: The drama sells for $600,000, sources say, with a small theatrical release and a VOD rollout planned.
The Weinstein Co.'s Radius label has acquired North American rights to Concussion, the film debut from writer-director Stacie Passon, for around $600,000, according to sources.
A small theatrical release is planned, as well as a day-and-date VOD rollout, sources said. The film will get an early-fall release.
Concussion follows lesbian housewife Abby who, after a blow to the head from her son's baseball, walks around her suburban life with a desire for something more.
Starring Robin Weigert (who recently appeared in American Horror Story: Asylum), Maggie Siff, and Johnathan Tchaikovsky, Concussion premiered Jan. 19 at Library Center Theatre as part of Sundance's U.S. Dramatic Competition.
"We were mesmerized by Concussion and the job Stacie did in creating such rich, relatable characters," Radius co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego said in a statement. "This film made an indelible impression, anchored by Robin's exceptional performance -- one of the best we've seen onscreen in a very long time."
Quinn and Janego negotiated the deal for Radius; Paradigm and attorney Andre Des Rochers represented the filmmakers.
Email: Tatiana.Siegel@THR.com; Daniel.Miller@THR.com
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