Last month it was announced that Spotlight Pictures had acquired the the rights to Mitchell Lichtenstein, ANGELICA. The man who brought us the cult hit TEETH returns with this gothic drama involving a family in Victorian London who experiences some strange happenings after the birth of their child. The film premiered at last years Berlin Film Festival and played last month at the European Film Market. The full details on the acquisition are listed ahead and we should hear more news from Spotlight on ANGELICA in the near future!
Spotlight Pictures has acquired worldwide sales rights for the gothic drama ANGELICA. Written and directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein (Teeth), the film stars Jena Malone (The Hunger Games, Contact), two-time Academy Award nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs, Tumbleweeds) and Ed Stoppard (The Pianist). Produced by Joyce Pierpoline (Teeth), the film is based on the novel by Arthur Phillips with the same name. ANGELICA first premiered as an official selection at last year’s Berlin Film Festival and showed last month at the European Film Market (EFM).
“We are excited beyond words to work with Mitchell and Joyce on this compelling and superbly crafted motion picture,” said McCombs. “We are confident that distributors worldwide will connect with the unique vision that Mitchell has created.”
“I’m psyched to be putting ANGELICA into the capable hands of the folks at Spotlight Pictures,” said Lichtenstein. “They will be effective, enthusiastic custodians of our beautiful and intensely emotional film, bringing it to a wide and diverse audience.”
ANGELICA is a gothic tale of a newly married couple living in Victorian London who endures a series of increasingly alarming psychological and supernatural effects following the birth of their child.
Aside from its talented cast, a team of seasoned artists collaborated on the movie, including two-time Academy Award® nominee cinematographer Dick Pope (for Mr. Turner and The Illusionist), Academy Award® nominee costume designer Rita Ryack (Casino, Apollo 13) and Academy Award® winning production designer Luciana Arrighi (Howard’s End). Two-time César winner Zbigniew Preisner also composed the haunting score.
Spotlight Pictures Head of Acquisitions Carlos Rincon and Producer Joyce Pierpoline negotiated the deal.