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Screen Media has picked up the U.S. rights to Chad Faust’s revenge thriller Girl, which is toplined by The Duff star Bella Thorne.
Writer/director Faust’s feature directorial debut will bow at Fantastic Fest later this week, ahead of a day-and-date release in November. Faust (The 4400) also stars in the film shot in northern Ontario.
Thorne plays a young woman who returns to her small hometown intent on killing her abusive father, only to discover someone else got to him first. As she searches for answers, the young woman uncovers a family legacy more dangerous than imagined.
The ensemble cast includes Mickey Rourke, Glenn Gould, Lanette Ware and Elizabeth Saunders.
The film was produced by Thomas Michael, Shayne Putzlocher and Sara Shaak and executive produced by Jason Moring, Dave Duckett, Joe Ferraro, Jean Pierre Magro, Al Morrison, Lee Nelson, David Tish, Seth Needle and Conor McAdam.
Faust also co-wrote and produced Better Start Running, starring Jeremy Irons, Alex Sharp and Maria Bello, and recently executive produced Billionaire Boys Club, starring Taron Egerton, Ansel Elgort and Emma Roberts.
“We are thrilled to showcase Bella Thorne like you’ve never seen her before, and we know her fans are going to love watching her take charge, and take names,” Screen Media said in a statement.
The deal was negotiated by Seth Needle, senior vp of global acquisitions and co-productions for Screen Media, with Jason Moring, president and CEO, and Mark Padilla, senior vp of sales & acquisitions at Double Dutch International negotiating on behalf of the filmmakers.
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