Toronto: Viva Pictures Nabs U.S. Rights to 'Antboy'

The film played at TIFF's Kids sidebar, where it was subsequently picked up by the kids film distribution company.

Viva Pictures has stepped up for U.S. rights to Antboy, directed by Ask Hasselbach and starring Nicolas Bro (War Horse), which introduces Oscar Dietz as the title character.

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Playing in this year’s TIFF Kids sidebar, Antboy details the story of a shy 12-year-old who is bitten by an ant and then develops superpowers that he uses to navigate through all the awkward moments a kid must face in his life. Attraction Distribution struck the deal on behalf of Golden Globe- and Oscar-nominated production company Nimbus Films