A24 Acquires Sally Potter’s Coming-of-Age Drama 'Ginger & Rosa'

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The new distributor will give the film starring Elle Fanning a qualifying run in 2012 for awards consideration.

A24 has snapped up domestic distribution rights to Sally Potter’s drama Ginger & Rosa.

The film, which stars Elle Fanning, made its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival, followed by a Toronto International Film Festival screening. Newcomer Alice Englert, Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks, Timothy Spall, Oliver Platt and Annette Bening round out the cast.

Particularly impressed by Fanning’s performance, A24 plans on releasing the film for a qualifying run in 2012 for awards consideration, followed by a theatrical release in early 2013. 

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Ginger & Rosa, which was produced by Christopher Sheppard and Andrew Litvin for Adventure Pictures, is on tap to screen Oct. 8 as part of the New York Film Festival.

The coming-of-age story that revolves around two teenage girls (Fanning and Englert) is set in 1962 London.

“I am very excited to join forces with this new dynamic company whose passion for movies, focused energy and bold imagination make it the ideal home for Ginger & Rosa,” Potter said.

Cinetic Media’s Bart Walker and John Sloss negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers. International sales are being handled by The Match Factory.

New York-based distributor A24 launched this year. Its first title, Roman Coppola’s A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, is slated for release in February.

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