Neon Acquires Thriller 'The Killing of Two Lovers', Sets Release Date (Exclusive)

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The February release date makes the feature eligible for awards consideration.

Neon has acquired the worldwide rights to thriller The Killing of Two Lovers from writer-director Robert Machoian.

The distributor has set a Feb. 23, 2021 release date, making the feature eligible for awards consideration.

The feature, which debuted at Sundance, follows David (Clayne Crawford) who desperately tries to keep his family of six together during a separation from his wife, Nikki, played by Sepideh Moafi. They both agree to see other people but David struggles to grapple with his wife's new relationship.

Chris Coy, Avery Pizzuto, Arri Graham, and Ezra Graham also star.

Back40 Pictures and 433 Pictures are behind the movie, which was produced by Crawford and Machoian. Neon is set to produce the next feature from Machoian and Crawford, details of which are being kept under wraps.

The Hollywood Reporter's chief film critic David Rooney in his Sundance review wrote: "Small in scale but powerful in the impact of its bristling intensity and a climactic explosion of violence that goes in unexpected directions, this lean, bruising exploration of the minefield of an imperiled marriage should put its filmmaker on the map."

Charades will be handling international sales beginning at AFM. KLVB LLP negotiated the deal with Neon on behalf of the filmmakers.