TORONTO — Samuel Goldwyn Films has nabbed U.S. rights to Rachel Samuel’s “Dark Streets,” based on Glenn M. Stewart’s stage musical “The City Club.”
Set in a struggling 1930s nightclub, pic stars Gabriel Mann, Bijou Phillips, and Elias Koteas while boasting originals tunes by Etta James, Natalie Cole, Solomon Burke and B.B. King.
“We are excited to release a film in which stunning blues musical production numbers are an integral part,” said Samuel Goldwyn prexy Meyer Gottlieb. “Audiences will be blown away by the soundtrack.”
“Dark Streets” preemed at CineVegas, where it won a special jury prize. Deal was negotiated by Samuel Goldwyn VP of acquisitions Peter Goldwyn and Shaun Redick of the Collective.