Pixie: Olivia Cooke, Alec Baldwin Comedy Thriller Lands at Saban Films
Saban Films is closing on North American distribution rights to Pixie starring Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) and Emmy and Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee Alec Baldwin (Mission: Impossible franchise, Still Alice).
The film centers on Pixie (Cooke), who wants to avenge her mother’s death by masterminding a heist. Her plans go awry and she finds herself on the run across the wild Irish countryside with two young men (Hardy, McCormack) who are way out of their depth and being chased by a psychotic hitman and a gang of gun-toting priests. She has to pit her wits against everyone, taking on the patriarchy to claim the right to shape her own life.
Pixie also stars Ben Hardy (Bohemian Rhapsody, X-Men: Apocalypse), Daryl McCormack (Peaky Blinders), and Golden Globe nominee Colm Meaney (The Banker, Layer Cake).
Barnaby Thompson (St. Trinians) directed and produced the comedic thriller from a script by Preston Thompson (Kids in Love). James Clayton (My Generation, Pride) also produced with Ingenious Media’s Peter Touche (Unhinged, Military Wives, Blinded by the Light) and Samantha Allwinton as executive producers.
Jonathan Saba and Bill Bromiley negotiated the deal for Saban Films along with Endeavor Content on behalf of the filmmakers. Endeavor Content is also handling international sales. Paramount Pictures is releasing in the UK and Ireland. The film was funded by Ingenious Media and Fragile Films with support from Northern Ireland Screen and filmed on location in Northern Ireland.