We've Got Hollywood Covered

'Janie Jones,' Abigail Breslin-Elisabeth Shue Rock Drama, Acquired by Tribeca

Film, well-received in Toronto, scheduled for summer release

Tribeca Film has acquired the U.S. rights to the Abigail Breslin-Elisabeth Shue drama "Janie Jones," which is set for summer release, the company announced Thursday.

The Unified Pictures-produced film will be released theatrically in several U.S. cities and on video-on-demand and other platforms. The film, which was well received at the Toronto International Film Festival, is described as a rock ‘n’ roll road trip about a father and daughter bonding through music. Its name comes from a Clash song.

"Janie Jones" also stars Alessandro Nivola and Brittany Snow. It was written and directed by David M. Rosenthal, who says his own life experiences inspired the story. 

“I didn’t meet my daughter until she was eleven years old and it was perhaps the most profound moment in my life," he said in a statement. "'Janie Jones' captures that emotion. So, knowing Tribeca Film is treating the release of the film with such care is a great comfort to me -- not to mention very exciting.”

Said Geoffrey Gilmore, chief creative officer of Tribeca Enterprises: “Janie Jones is especially notable as a showcase for the extraordinary talents of Alessandro and Abigail, whose on-screen musical performances are nothing short of revelatory.”