Cannes: A24 Takes 'Florida Project'

The film is the follow-up to the director's awards-season favorite 'Tangerine.'

Cannes stand-out Florida Project has been picked up by A24.

The company, which acquired North American rights to the film, beat out Neon and Amazon, which were also interested in the title.

Directed by Sean Baker, who helmed 2015's indie darling Tangerine, the movie is set during a Florida summer break and follows a 6-year-old and her friends as they create the own magic in the shadow of Walt Disney World. Baker wrote the screenplay with Chris Bergoch. 

Willem Dafoe stars in the Florida Project with newcomers Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto and Bria Vinaite.

Bajer and Bergoch also produced, along with Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Francesca Silvestri and Shih-Ching Tsou.

After its festival premiere in the Directors' Fortnight, The Florida Project garnered critical praise, with The Hollywood Reporter's review calling the film "a fabulous mosaic of one particular pocket of America's invisible homeless population."

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