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eOne has acquired rights in English-speaking territories to the upcoming feature comedy Teen Lust, which is set to begin production in mid-August in Canada.
eOne will handle distribution of the film in the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia/New Zealand and South Africa. Jeff Sackman’s TAJJ Media will handle international sales.
The story centers on an awkward high school student who must lose his virginity before being sacrificed by a local religious cult. The film will star Cary Elwes (Saw), Kristin Bauer van Straten (True Blood), Jesse Carere (Skins), Daryl Sabara (The Philosopher) and Annie Clark (Degrassi: The Next Generation).
Blaine Thurier (A Gun to the Head) is directing Teen Lust, which he co-wrote with Jason Stone (This Is The End). Kyle Mann (Capote) is producing the film via his Independent Edge banner. Sackman is executive producing alongside Farpoint Films’ Kyle Bornais and Scott Leary.
“Blaine, Jason, Kyle and Jeff have created a fresh concept for a comedy that we believe will connect with multiple audiences,” said eOne Films North America president David Reckziegel, who negotiated the deal on behalf of the company. “Acquiring all rights to a project in its early stages allows us to have guaranteed product to release through our pipeline and is a nice complement to our efforts of acquiring finished films as well.”
Carere, Sabara and Elwes are repped by APA. Clark is handled by Norbert Abrams. Bauer and Elwes are managed by Kritzer Levine Wilkins Griffin Nilon Entertainment. Carere is managed by Artists Representation. Sabara is managed by Untitled.
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