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Neon Acquires Tim Wardle’s ‘Three Identical Strangers’

Sundance 2018: Doc follows three complete strangers who discover at age 19 that they are identical triplets separated at birth

Neon has acquired the North American rights to Tim Wardle’s “Three Identical Strangers,” which premiered at the 2018 Film Festival.

“Three Identical Strangers” tells the story of how three complete strangers make the discovery at age 19 that they are identical triplets separated at birth. The documentary begins with the trio’s reunion in 1980, which catapults them into fame but also sets a chain of events in motion.

RAW’s Becky Read and Grace Hughes-Hallett produced along with CNN Films in association with Channel 4. Dimitri Doganis, Amy Entelis, Courtney Sexton, Sara Ramsden, Adam Hawkins and Tom Barry executive produced.

The deal was negotiated with Neon by Josh Braun of Submarine and Stacey Wolf, vice president of business affairs for CNN Worldwide, along with Matt Burke and Ben Braun of Submarine and Kelly MacLanahan, senior counsel, CNN Worldwide on behalf of CNN Films.

CNN will have U.S. broadcast distribution rights.

“Three Identical Strangers” marks the fourth acquisition at the festival for the distributor. Neon also bought Reinaldo Marcus Green’s “Monsters and Men,” Sam Levinson’s “Assassination Nation” and Coralie Fargeat’s “Revenge.”

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