Dark comedy from Atlas Independent

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired ”Revenge for Jolly!” from Atlas Independent for distribution in the U.S. and Canada.

Deal was announced Friday at Cannes.

The acquisition marks the first such deal for Atlas Independent, a newly formed affiliate company of Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment.

The dark comedy, which examines the moral ambiguity of revenge, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The deal was negotiated by Sony with UTA Independent Film Group.

Pic is directed by Chadd Harbold and written by Brian Petsos. ”Revenge for Jolly!” stars Petsos and Oscar Isaac, with cameos by Elijah Wood, Adam Brody, Ryan Phillippe and Kristen Wiig.

The film follows a man who seeks to avenge the death of his beloved dog, who was killed under confusing and suspicious circumstances.

Atlas Independent’s William Green and Aaron Ginsburg produced alongside Brian Petsos and his company, A Saboteur. Atlas’ Alan Glazer exec produced the project along with Chris Wilmot, Michael Wunderman, Peter Fruchtman and Dan Berk.

International sales for the film are being represented by Highland Film Group.

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