Neon Acquires Buzzy Toronto Title ‘Wild Rose’

Toronto Film Festival 2018: In a competitive situation, tale of aspiring country singer goes to Tim League’s company

Last Updated: September 11, 2018 @ 3:28 PM

Indie distributor Neon has landed domestic rights to “Wild Rose,” arguably the hottest sales title at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

The company landed the finished film in a competitive situation, for roughly $4 million. The movie follows an aspiring country singer who wants to leave her humdrum life in Scotland for a Southern-fried adventure in Nashville.

Tom Harper directs from a script by writer Nicole Taylor. Jessie Buckley, Sophie Okonedo and Julie Walters star. The film premiered at TIFF on Saturday.

Last year, Neon bought the highly-coveted “I, Tonya” for roughly the same price tag. Of course, “I, Tonya” went on to have an awards run with Margot Robbie and Allison Janney.

The distributor also had a strong presence at January’s Sundance Film Festival, acquiring tech thriller “Assassination Nation” for a whopping $10 million, as well as Tim Wardle’s “Three Identical Strangers” and Reinaldo Marcus Green’s “Monsters and Men.”