Dada, Required Viewing pick up indie
Indie distributors Dada Films and Required Viewing have picked up family-friendly pic “Backwards” for U.S. release.Cast includes James Van Der Beek and Sarah Megan Thomas, who penned the screenplay and also stars as an elite rower who, disappointed at being named an alternate for the Olympic team, quits and moves home with her mother. Margaret Colin and Glenn Morshower also are among the cast. Film is on track to open in the wake of the summer Olympics, with day-and-date theatrical runs and VOD in New York, L.A. and Philadelphia prior to a 10-market release rolling out over subsequent weeks. Thomas also produced the film, which was helmed by Ben Hickernell.