Sundance: Magnolia Pictures Nabs 'Tangerine'

Courtesy of Sundance International Film Festival

The film follows a working girl on a hunt to find the pimp who broke her heart.

Worldwide rights to Sean Baker's drama Tangerine have been acquired by Magnolia Pictures with plans for a 2015 theatrical release, the distributor said Tuesday.

"The Tangerine team is overjoyed to find a home at Magnolia Pictures and are humbled to be a part of their roster of prestigious, bold and forward-thinking films," Baker said in a statement. "I'm personally thrilled that Magnolia recognizes the theatrical potential of Tangerine. Audiences will have the chance to see it on the big screen, the way it was intended to be experienced."

The film, written, produced, and directed by Baker, follows a working girl on a hunt to find the pimp who broke her heart.

Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian, Mickey O'Hagan, Alla Tumanian, James Ransone, Luzia Nersisyan, Arsen Grigoryan, Ian Edwards and Shih-Ching Tsou star in the feature. Chris Bergoch wrote the screenplay with Baker.

Darren Dean, Shih-Ching Tsou, Marcus Cox, and Karrie Cox produced. Mark and Jay Duplass exec produced.

"Starting with Humpday, Magnolia has proven to us over and over again that genre and marquee names don’t mean everything in indie film, and that they will passionately get behind a wild movie like Sean Baker’s Tangerine simply because it is unique, inspired, and flat out entertaining," said Jay and Mark Duplass in a joint statement.

ICM Partners and Submarine negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers