British Dark Rom-Com 'Delicious' Served Multiplatform Distribution Deal

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Tammy Riley-Smith's big-screen debut stars Nicholas Rowe and Louise Brealey, and will roll out in Picturehouse theaters plus iTunes, Amazon and other VOD outlets.

LONDON -- Writer-director Tammy Riley-Smith's big-screen debut Delicious is set for a multiplatform release via iTunes, Amazon, video-on-demand and a theatrical release in selected Picturehouse cinemas across the U.K. in June this year.

Billed as a dark comedy-romance, Delicious tells the tale of a passionate chef who resorts to extreme measures to get an obsessive dieter to eat good food. It is described as Chocolat meets Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down.

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The U.K. digital platform launch follows a sales deal between 7&7, which represents the movie's international sales, and sales banner The Movie Partnership, which has secured worldwide digital rights.

The film stars Louise Brealey (Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) as an obsessive dieter and Nico Rogner (Looking For Simon) as Jacques, a chef who falls in love with her.

The cast also includes Sheila Hancock (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas), Adrian Scarborough (The Kings Speech), Finty Williams (Gosford Park) and Nicholas Rowe (Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels).

Riley-Smith said: "It's been a thrilling experience bringing the film to fruition. We are delighted to be launching on iTunes and through other media outlets to make the movie accessible to the widest possible audience. We are also looking forward to seeing the film on the big screen."

Composer and producer Michael Price described the multiplatform deal as a "great opportunity" for the film. "With consumers demanding instant access to product and with our desire to maximize the value of our content, going down the digital route to market seemed like a no-brainer. We are delighted to be working with The Movie Partnership to bring the film to the widest possible audience," Price said.