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A24 has picked up the worldwide rights to the polarizing Sundance film Swiss Army Man, and will be handling the film’s international release.
Directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (aka “The Daniels”), who took home the 2016 best director prize at the Salt Lake-based fest, the dramedy features Daniel Radcliffe as a corpse with magical abilities that enables a man stranded on a desert island, played by Paul Dano, to find his way back home.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead also stars.
A24 picked up the US rights to the Swiss Army Man after it screened at the film fest in January, where it sparked walkouts during its premiere.
“In our short history, we have seen great success from releasing bold, original films that have distinct and cut-through storytelling and talented young cast who connect with their audience,” said A24. “The Daniels are visionaries and have created one of the most original, funny and heartfelt movies we’ve seen in a long time. It’s exactly what smart younger audiences around the world want.”
The North American release is set for June 17 in New York and Los Angeles, with a nationwide expansion to follow July 1.
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