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Gaspar Noe’s ‘Climax’ Lands US Deal With A24

Cannes 2018: Argentine director’s latest stars Sofia Boutella as a dancer

A24 has landed domestic rights to Argentine-born director Gaspar Noé’s hallucinatory new film provocation “Climax,” the company announced Monday.

The film, which premiered Sunday in the Directors Fortnight section at the Cannes Film Festival, stars Sofia Boutella as a dancer prepping for a professional dance competition whose troupe gets sidetracked by an LSD-induced orgy.

TheWrap critic Ben Croll raved that “this tale of stylized hysteria is an absolute scream.”

Terms of the deal and release plans were not immediately available.

Edouard Weil, Vincent Maraval, Richard Grandpierre and Michel Merkt produced the film. Vice Studios’ Danny Gabai and Eddy Moretti served as executive producers.

CAA Media Finance brokered the deal on behalf of the filmmakers. Wild Bunch is handling international sales.

Since its founding in 2012, the New York-based indie A24 has had big success with more provocative cinematic affair, including Oscar winners like “Room” and “Moonlight” — as well as last year’s awards-season sensations “Lady Bird” and “The Florida Project.”