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Adam Leon wrote and directed the romance, which follows a petty criminal and his driver who botch a drop-off job and have to correct their mistake while learning to trust one another along the way. A source pegged the deal at $2 million.
Callum Turner and Grace Van Patten are being hailed for their breakout performances in Tramps, which also stars Mike Birbiglia and Margaret Colin.
THR’s David Rooney said, “Winsome … never a false note … The world of Leon’s films is graced with such endearing innocence that you go with it. It’s the faultless performances that make the film so captivating … the delightful Callum Turner and Grace Van Patten are the tender heart of the movie.”
Tramps made its world premiere in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the Toronto Film Festival and sparked immediate interest from A24, Sony Pictures Classics and The Orchard, among other distributors.
Netflix also bought the young Barack Obama movie Barry over the weekend and picked up the post-apocalyptic sci-fi pic What Happened to Monday? last week as well as the doc Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids as the market got under way.
Tramps is produced by Joshua Astrachan, David Kaplan, Andrea Roa and Jamund Washington (the latter who also shared a story by credit with Leon). Frederick W. Green, Michael B. Clark, Alex Turtletaub, Julia Godzinskaya, Sophie Vickers and Michael Sackler served as executive producers.
UTA and WestEnd repped the film.
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