Gravitas Ventures Acquires Foster Child Drama 'Princess of the Row' (Exclusive)

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Director Van Maximilian Carlson's indie film is executive produced by Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary.

Gravitas Ventures has picked up the North American rights to director Van Maximilian Carlson's foster child drama Princess of the Row, which is executive produced by Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary.

A Nov. 27 theatrical and video-on-demand release is set for the Edi Gathegi, Martin Sheen, Tayler Buck, Ana Ortiz and Jacob Vargas starrer about a 12-year-old girl in foster care who wants to live with her homeless, mentally ill father on Los Angeles' Skid Row.

“Van’s film highlights ongoing issues in our country that push many people to the margins, and humanizes those struggles through rich, grounded characterizations and the incredible performances he has drawn out from this talented ensemble," Tony Piantedosi, vp acquisitions at Gravitas Ventures, said in a statement.

Princess of the Row is written by A. Shawn Austin and Carlson and produced by Austin and Gathegi.

Executive producers Freeman and McCreary of Revelations Entertainment added in their own statement: “Revelations has always strived to reveal truth and represent underserved voices. And Princess Of The Row does just that as it paints a beautiful, intimate story of a daughter and her father, while also humanizing and highlighting the plight of our brothers and sisters without homes."

Piantedosi negotiated the deal with Christine Hsu at CAA and Brad Rosenfeld and Paul Weitzman at Culture Creative Entertainment.