IFC Films and Sapan Studio announced today that they have acquired the North American rights to Alex Thompson and Kelly O’Sullivan’s Ghostlight out of the Sundance premiere section.
The movie stars a real-life family of actors Keith Kupferer, Tara Mallen, and their daughter Katherine Mallen Kupferer (Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret) alongside Golden Globe nominee Dolly De Leon (Triangle of Sadness). A theatrical release is planned for this year.
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Ghostlight centers on Keith Kupferer, in a star-making performance, as Dan, a melancholic construction worker who unexpectedly joins a local theater’s production of Romeo and Juliet. When the drama onstage starts to mirror his own life, he and his family are forced to address a recent tragedy. The pic is currently 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
Movie was produced by Thompson, Pierce Craven, Chelsea Krant, Ian Keiser, Eddie Linker and Alex Wilson. Variety had the break on Ghostlight.
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