Cinedigm Entertainment Group has acquired North American distribution rights to writer-director Geoffrey Fletcher’s “Violet & Daisy,” which world premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, the company announced on Monday.
Cinedigm's will release the film theatrically in 2013, with a subsequent roll out across on-demand, digital and DVD.
The film stars Saoirse Ronan and Alexis Bledel, as two young, pop culture-obsessed assassins in New York City who accept what they think will be an easy job until an unexpected target, played by James Gandolfini, throws their plan into chaos.
The film is the Oscar-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher’s directorial debut.
“Geoffrey has once again created a uniquely profound coming-of-age story that effortlessly mixes gritty realism with pop culture fantasies,” said Vincent Scordino, vice president of acquisitions, theatrical, for Cinedigm. “It's a film that will inspire other artists, while satisfying audiences across the country via a variety of delivery platforms.”
“Cinedigm’s formidable team and innovative spirit are great for cinema and a perfect match for ‘Violet & Daisy,’” said Fletcher. "Our entire team is thrilled to be working with them."
The filmmakers were represented in the negotiation by GreeneStreet Films and CAA, and for Cinedigm by Scordino.