Harmony Korine’s The Beach Bum will arrive in 2018
NEON and VICE have announced they have pre-bought U.S. rights to Harmony Korine’s upcoming film The Beach Bum, an irreverent comedy starring Matthew McConaughey. The film is set to begin production this fall with a theatrical release planned for 2018.
The Beach Bum follows the hilarious misadventures of Moondog (McConaughey), a rebellious and lovable rogue who lives life large. The film will be written and directed by Korine. LeGrisbi Productions’ John Lesher, Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin, Iconoclast’s Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Mourad Belkeddar and Nicolas Lhermitte will produce. The film is executive produced by Tom Quinn and Tim League for NEON and Shane Smith, Eddy Moretti, and Danny Gabai for VICE. Rocket Science is handling international sales, after introducing the film in Berlin in February.
NEON remarked: “We’ve been huge fans of the singularly talented Harmony Korine for a very long time now. Together with our good friends at VICE we’re tickled to death to launch The Beach Bum, which promises to be a wild, crazy and intoxicating piece of cinema.”
VICE Chief Creative Officer Eddy Moretti said: “Harmony is like family to me, and to all of us at VICE for over a decade. And finally we can work together creatively on his most ambitious, hilarious, and oddly existential film. And this is just the beginning of making more movie magic with Harmony. We have lots of wonderfully weird things up our sleeves. I’d also like to say that in Tom Quinn and Tim League of NEON, VICE has found a true partnership based on friendship, trust, and common artistic sensibilities. More to come from VICE and NEON as well!”
Korine’s most recent film, Spring Breakers, brought in over $31 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film of his career.
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