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CANNES: Michael Shannon-Nicholas Hoult Sci-Fier ‘Young Ones’ Gets U.S. Distribution

Screen Media Films has acquired U.S. rights to Jake Paltrow’s sci-fi drama “Young Ones,” starring Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

Screen Media is planning an October release for “Young Ones,” which made its world premiere in January at Sundance.

Shannon and Hoult play neighboring ranchers who betray each other in a future where water has become the most precious resource. Paltrow directed from his own script.

Producers are  Tristan Orpen Lynch and Michael Auret. Exec producers are Daniel Wagner, Robert Ogden Barnum, Marina Fuentes Arredonda, James Atherton, Peter Garde, Nathan Johnson, Tara Moross, Brian O’Shea, and Jan Pac.

The film was co-financed by Subotica, Spier Films, and Saint Shadow, in association with BiFrost Pictures, Quickfire Films, Six Sales and The Exchange.

Six Sales and The Exchange are handling foreign sales at Cannes.

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