Sundance: A24 Buys ‘Morris From America’

Morris from America Sundance 2016
Courtesy of Sundance Film Festival

A24 has snapped up rights to “Morris From America,” a coming-of-age story about a rap loving teenager growing up in Germany, that premiered this week at the Sundance Film Festival.

Craig Robinson (“The Office”) and newcomer Markees Christmas star as a father and son whose relationship is tested. Chad Hartigan (“This Is Martin Bonner”) directed the film.

Variety critic Justin Chang praised the film as “a warm and winsome portrait of an African-American teenager adjusting uneasily to his new life in Heidelberg, Germany.”

The price tag was for north of $1 million. UTA brokered the deal, which was first reported by Deadline.

“Morris From America” was produced by Martin Heisler, Adele Romanski, Sara Murphy and Gabriele Simon, and executive produced by Michael B. Clark and Alex Turtletaub of Beachside.

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