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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

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.”