Weinstein Company acquires Boy A
The Weinstein Company has bought worldwide rights for director John Crowley’s drama Boy A [+see also:
film profile], following a packed screening at the Toronto Film Festival. The film is based on a screenplay by Mark O’Rowe adapted from Jonathan Trigell’s multiple award-winning novel of the same name.
The film follows 24-year-old Jack (played by Andrew Garfield) as he is released from prison, having spent most of his adolescence and early adulthood there for the crime of murdering a child with another boy when they were boys themselves. With the aid of his parole contact, the social worker Terry (played by Peter Mullen), Jack experiences a belated coming of age. However, ghosts from his past and a persistent tabloid press are not going to make things easy for Jack.
Cuba Pictures originally made Boy A for British television for Channel 4 who funded most of the film. The channel retains UK television rights. The film was produced by Lynn Horsford, Nick Marston, Tally Garner and Liza Marshall and also stars Shaun Evans and Katie Lyons.
Crowley’s debut feature Intermission (2003) was an Irish box office success and won best film, best director and best script at the Irish Film and Television Awards.
The deal was concluded in Toronto between The Weinstein Company’s Glen Basner, Rhodri Thomas and Michal Podell with Martson and Garner representing Cuba Pictures.
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