Revamped Icon announces seven new titles for distribution
- Releases include Don Cheadle’s directorial debut Kill The Trumpet Player and Lynn Shelton’s Laggies
Icon Film Distribution, which re-launched last autumn with the backing of New Sparta, has announced seven new titles for UK and Ireland distribution. The first films acquired for the new Icon slate are: Kill The Trumpet Player, a film about Jazz legend Miles Davis by actor turned director Don Cheadle who’ll also play Davis, and starring Ewan McGregor and Zoe Saldana; Adam Wingard’s thriller The Guest, starring Dan Stevens; Lynn Shelton’s coming of age comedy Laggies, starring Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz and Sam Rockwell; Jim Mickle’s Texas pulp fiction Cold In July, starring Michael C Hall and Sam Shepard; Richard LaGravenese’s musical The Last Five Years, starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan; Mike Brett and Steve Jamison’s football film Next Goal Wins; and Jennifer Kent’s Australian horror The Babadook.
Ian Dawson, CEO for Icon Film Distribution said, “We are delighted to be able to bring seven quality, highly distinctive and original films to the UK and Ireland as we continue to build Icon Film Distribution, its team and its line-up. It is a pleasure to be able to work with such a range of talented film-makers and to help them bring their onscreen vision to the widest possible audience.”
Formed in 1999, Icon Film Distribution is now part of the New Sparta Group that has interests in the telecoms, publishing and journalism, insurance and film production industries.
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