Sundance: Orchard Nabs Coming-of-Age Drama 'We the Animals'

WE THE ANIMALS Still 1 - Sundance 2018 - Publicity - H 2018
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Orchard previously partnered with MoviePass to acquire heist movie 'American Animals.'

The Orchard has acquired the North American rights to Jeremiah Zagar’s coming-of-age drama We the Animals

Based on Justin Torres’ debut novel, the feature centers on three young boys in a rural New York hometown, in the midst of their young parents’ volatile love that makes and unmakes the family many times over. Dan Kitrosser adapted the novel with Zagar.

First-time actors Evan Rosado, Isaiah Kristian and Josiah Gabriel star, alongside Raul Castillo and Sheila Vand.  

We the Animals was financed by Cinereach, which also produced the movie along with Public Record. Cinetic Media negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.

This is the second deal for The Orchard coming out of a particularly slow Sundance market. The indie company previously partnered with movie ticketing site MoviePass to acquire heist movie American Animals.