A24 has already picked up two of the hottest comedies playing at the Sundance Film Festival: Lynn Shelton’s Laggies and Jenny Slate’s Obvious Child, and today, they’ve announced their trifecta by closing a deal for the domestic distribution rights to A Most Violent Year, the next movie from All is Lost and Margin Call director J.C. Chandor.
Chandor has yet to start filming the movie, which will star Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) and Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), playing an immigrant and his wife in 1981 New York City whose attempts to grow a business puts them in contact with the city’s thriving criminal element.
Chandor made waves when his debut feature Margin Call premiered at the Sundance Film Festival a few years back and got even more attention with the premiere of the seafaring thriller All is Lost, starring Robert Redford, when it premiered at Cannes last year. There’s a lot of anticipation for what this exciting filmmaker will do next and a period crime-thriller set in New York City with two bright young stars is something that many studios would want to get their hands on.
A24 certainly has proven themselves to be good at picking up movies at festivals and getting them nationwide distribution, going by the success of last year’s Spring Breakers and The Bling Ring, and there’s a good chance they’re hoping that Chandor will have his new movie ready by festival season in the fall, as they hope to give it a nationwide release during awards season.
The movie is produced by Before The Doors Neal Dodson and Washington Square Films Anna Gerb along with Chandor, the same team that produced All is Lost and Margin Call.
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