Broad Green Pictures has announced its inaugural 2015 theatrical slate as well as a slew of release dates, a new acquisition and a shiny new logo.
BGP has closed a deal for James Napier Robertson’s “The Dark Horse” with Seville Pictures International, which will be joining the upcoming slate listed below.
The film is described as an inspiring and emotionally charged true story based on the life of charismatic and brilliant chess champion Genesis Potini. Despite his own struggles, he found the courage to lead and discovered his purpose of passing his gift on to the children of his community.
Here’s the rest of BGP’s 2015 feature slate:
EDEN – Director Mia Hansen-Løve’s affecting trip into the ’90s Parisian electronic dance movement experienced through the eyes of DJ groups Cheers and Daft Punk who, together with their friends, plunge into the ephemeral nightlife of sex, drugs, and endless music. Release Date: June 19
10,000KM – One couple, one year apart and two distant cities: Los Angeles and Barcelona. From award-winning director Carlos Marques-Marcet, comes a love story about the challenges of a long distance relationship and the role of technology in fighting to keep a romance alive. Release Date: July 10
LEARNING TO DRIVE – Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley star in this feel-good comedy about two seeming opposites at a crossroads. Release Date: Aug. 21
A WALK IN THE WOODS – In this acclaimed comedy adventure, Robert Redford and Nick Nolte star as two old friends who instead of settling into their sunset years, decide to hike the 2,000 plus miles of the Appalachian Trail. Based on the best-selling memoir of celebrated travel humorist Bill Bryson and directed by Ken Kwapis, the film co-stars Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, Nick Offerman and Kristen Schaal. Release Date: Sept. 2
BREAK POINT - Two estranged brothers (Jeremy Sisto and David Walton) reunite to make an improbable run at a grand slam tennis tournament. The comedy also stars J.K Simmons, Amy Smart, Joshua Rush and Adam Devine. Release Date: Sept. 4
99 HOMES - In this timely thriller, when single father Dennis Nash (Golden Globe nominee Andrew Garfield) is evicted from his home, his only chance to win it back is to work for Rick Carver (Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon), the ruthless businessman who evicted him in the first place. It’s a deal-with-the-devil that may save his family home; but as Nash falls deeper into Carver’s web, he finds his situation grows more brutal and dangerous than he ever imagined. Release Date: Sept. 25
Additional upcoming releases include the soon-to-be-dated “Samba,” three films from director Terrence Malick (“Knight of Cups,” “Voyage of Time” and an as-yet-untitled project starring Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Michael Fassbender that is rumored to be titled “Weightless”), and the Sarah Silverman drama “I Smile Back,” which premiered in competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
In addition to finalizing its 2015 slate, BGP has debuted their official studio logo seen here for the first time. The company was founded last year by Gabriel and Daniel Hammond.