Berlin: Dark Star Pictures Nabs Imogen Poots' 'Mobile Homes' for U.S.

Mobile Homes - H 2017
Courtesy of Cannes Film Festival

The Canada-France co-production debuted at Cannes.

Dark Star Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to the Imogen Poots-starring drama Mobile Homes.

The Canada-France co-production was written and directed by Vladimir de Fontenay, and features Poots as Ali, a young woman drifting from one motel to the next with her boyfriend and 8-year-old son. After a crisis rips their lives apart, Ali lands in a mobile home community and must reassess her sense of motherhood.

Callum Turner, Callum Keith Rennie and Frank Oulton also star in the indie. Mobile Homes is based on an earlier short film of the same name by French director de Fontenay.

"We are incredibly excited to bring Mobile Homes to U.S. audiences. The powerful message highlights the struggles of society's underrepresented, a subject that could not be more relevant in the States today," Dark Star Pictures president Michael Repsch said in a statement. 

Mobile Homes was developed by Frederic de Goldschmidt of Paris-based Madeleine Films and Eric Dupont of Incognito Films, with Mike MacMillan of Lithium Studios Productions on board as the Canadian co-producer.

Dark Star Pictures, founded by Breaking Glass Pictures exec Repsch, launched in November at AFM. Mobile Homes joins a 2018 release slate that includes the Thomas Middleditch comedy Entanglement.

Dark Star plans a summer theatrical release for Mobile Homes, starting in New York City and Los Angeles, with digital and home video to follow. Mongrel Media plans an April release in Canada.

Dark Star's Repsch negotiated the U.S. deal for Mobile Homes with Mongrel International's Neil Mathieson.