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The Indomina Group has acquired worldwide rights to hip-hop drama Filly Brown. Indomina is planning a theatrical release in the fall.
The film, which stars Gina Rodriguez, Edward James Olmos and Lou Diamond Phillips, had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
Filly Brown tracks the journey of the tough titular female rapper — played by Rodriguez — as she transforms from underground street rapper to pop stardom. Youssef Delara wrote and co-directed the drama with Michael D. Olmos. The directors produced the film.
Also producing were Victor Teran, Amir Delara, Mico Olmos, Edward “E-Dub” Rios and Khool-Aid Rios; Olmos, Kevin Smith and Homa Soroor executive produced.
The deal was brokered by Alexis Garcia of WME on behalf of the filmmakers.
The THR review of Filly Brown praised Rodriguez’s performance and noted that “the muscular energy and slick style of the film and the pumping soundtrack should give it some commercial traction.”
Other 2012 Sundance acquisitions for Indomina include Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap, The Imposter and LUV.
THR reported on Wednesday that Delara has signed with talent agency Verve.
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