Pic is Matthew Lillard's directorial debut

Outsider Pictures will represent international sales rights to Matthew Lillard’s directorial debut “Fat Kid Rules the World,” which will have its market premiere in Cannes.

“Fat Kid,” adapted from K. L. Going’s young adult novel, centers around a 17-year-old who is overweight and suicidal. Just as he’s about to jump in front of a bus, he’s saved by a charming high school drop out / street musician, who enlists him to become the drummer in a new punk rock bank.

Pic is Whippany Park Production & Whitewater Films presentation, produced by Rick Rosenthal and Nick Morton. Script is written by Michael M.B. Galvin and Peter Speakman and stars Jacob Wysocki, Matt O’Leary, Billy Campbell, Lili Simmons and Dylan Arnold.

“Fat Kid” held its world premiere in South by Southwest, the film won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Spotlight Feature. US distribution plans for the film will be announced shortly by Whitewater Films.

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