Myriad gets foreign rights to ‘Banks’

Company also makes Amanda Blue new VP

Myriad Pictures has acquired all rights outside the U.S. and Canada to Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst’s feature helming debut, “The Education of Charlie Banks.”

Film centers on the titular character, a high school student (Jesse Eisenberg) who was tormented in his youth by the school bully (Jason Ritter). College offers him the chance to escape — until the bully shows up on campus. Peter Elkoff penned the screenplay.

The financing, production and worldwide sales outfit also has named Amanda Blue veep of development and production. Blue moves from a similar position at Inferno Entertainment, where she worked on the Jay Roach-produced “Smother” and “Hachiko,” starring Richard Gere.

Myriad prexy-CEO Kirk D’Amico complimented Blue’s “eye and ear” and said the new VP will help expand Myriad’s slate of commercial and quality films.

“Charlie Banks” took top honors in the Made in New York category at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. Jason Ritter drew the breakthrough performance nod at the Lone Star Film Festival.

Anchor Bay Entertainment will release the film in the U.S. in the spring.

Myriad will debut the pic at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin.

“Charlie Banks” is produced by Strongheart Pictures and Marisa Polvino. Exec producers are Sam Maydew and Peter Elkoff.

Durst is helming his second feature film, “Comeback,” starring Ice Cube and Matt Craven.

Myriad’s upcoming slate includes Dario Argento’s “The Mother of Tears” and Gillian Armstrong’s “Death Defying Acts,” which will be released in the U.S. this year through the Weinstein Co.

(Derek Peters contributed to this report.)

More Film

  • Rebel Wilson and Taye Diggs

    Concert Review: 'Beauty and the Beast' Gets Adoring Tribute at Hollywood Bowl

    Myriad Pictures has acquired all rights outside the U.S. and Canada to Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst’s feature helming debut, “The Education of Charlie Banks.” Film centers on the titular character, a high school student (Jesse Eisenberg) who was tormented in his youth by the school bully (Jason Ritter). College offers him the chance to […]

  • Solo a Star Wars Story Deadpool

    It's Official: Deadpool Is Now Cooler Than Han Solo

    Myriad Pictures has acquired all rights outside the U.S. and Canada to Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst’s feature helming debut, “The Education of Charlie Banks.” Film centers on the titular character, a high school student (Jesse Eisenberg) who was tormented in his youth by the school bully (Jason Ritter). College offers him the chance to […]

  • solo a star wars story

    Box Office: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Headed for Underwhelming Holiday Weekend Debut

    Myriad Pictures has acquired all rights outside the U.S. and Canada to Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst’s feature helming debut, “The Education of Charlie Banks.” Film centers on the titular character, a high school student (Jesse Eisenberg) who was tormented in his youth by the school bully (Jason Ritter). College offers him the chance to […]

  • solo a star wars story

    How the Kasdans Settled the Biggest Debate in 'Star Wars' History With 'Solo'

    Myriad Pictures has acquired all rights outside the U.S. and Canada to Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst’s feature helming debut, “The Education of Charlie Banks.” Film centers on the titular character, a high school student (Jesse Eisenberg) who was tormented in his youth by the school bully (Jason Ritter). College offers him the chance to […]

  • Morgan Freeman Sexual Harassment

    Morgan Freeman Issues New Statement: 'I Did Not Assault Women'

    Myriad Pictures has acquired all rights outside the U.S. and Canada to Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst’s feature helming debut, “The Education of Charlie Banks.” Film centers on the titular character, a high school student (Jesse Eisenberg) who was tormented in his youth by the school bully (Jason Ritter). College offers him the chance to […]

  • Euphoria Review

    Cannes Film Review: 'Euphoria'

    Myriad Pictures has acquired all rights outside the U.S. and Canada to Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst’s feature helming debut, “The Education of Charlie Banks.” Film centers on the titular character, a high school student (Jesse Eisenberg) who was tormented in his youth by the school bully (Jason Ritter). College offers him the chance to […]

  • David Permut

    David Permut, Naomi Kawase Join Shanghai Festival Jury

    Myriad Pictures has acquired all rights outside the U.S. and Canada to Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst’s feature helming debut, “The Education of Charlie Banks.” Film centers on the titular character, a high school student (Jesse Eisenberg) who was tormented in his youth by the school bully (Jason Ritter). College offers him the chance to […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content