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Radius Picks Up ‘Heaven Knows What’ Ahead of New York Film Fest Premiere

The film follows a young heroin addict who finds love in New York City

Radius has acquired the U.S. rights to “Heaven Knows What,” one day ahead of its New York Film Festival Premiere on Thursday.

The film follows a young heroin addict who finds love in New York City. The script is based on Arielle Holmes soon-to-be-published memoir, “Mad Love in New York City,” and co-stars Arielle Holmes and Caleb Landry Jones (“X-Men: First Class”).

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“‘Heaven Knows What’ is a benchmark in American cinema,” said Radius Co-Presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego in a statement to TheWrap. “We were completely entranced with the story and mesmerized by the characters.  Josh and Benny have made a complex, sophisticated, mind-blowing film that we feel privileged to bring to audiences.”

The film is a co-production between Iconoclast Films (“Spring Breakers”) and Elara Pictures. Ronald Bronstein and Josh Safdie wrote the screenplay, while Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Mourad Belkeddar, Jean Duhamel and Nicolas Lhermitte serve as executive producers.

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Radius has targeted a second quarter 2015 release. The deal was negotiated by Quinn and Janego with ICM Partners on behalf of the filmmakers.