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Freestyle nabs ‘Funeral Kings’

Company gets all U.S. rights to McManus Brothers laffer

Freestyle Releasing has acquired all U.S. rights to Kevin McManus and Matthew McManus’ SXSW and Fantasia aud and crit hit “Funeral Kings,” it was announced Friday.

The deal was negotiated by Freestyle co-prexy Susan Jackson and the film’s exec producer Andrew van den Houten (“In the Family”) of Moderncine.

Pic, which follows the escalating adventures of a couple of altar boys who play hooky after serving at funerals, stars Dylan Hartigan (“The Black Donnellys”), Alex Maizus, Jordan Puzzo, Charles Odei (“The Good Wife”).

Michaela McManus (“The Vampire Diaries”), Michael Delaney (“The Other Guys”) and Kevin Corrigan (“Superbad”) round out the cast.

“Kevin and Matthew McManus are talented new filmmakers who bring a fresh humor to the adventures of these ne’er-do-well New England Altar boys,” commented Jackson. “We absolutely love the film and can’t wait to bring it to audiences.”

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