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Island triggers ‘Bomb’ deal

Palm plans a spring release for pic on NY subculture

NEW YORK — Island Records founder Chris Blackwell’s Palm Pictures label has drawn up a deal to acquire writer-helmer Adam Bhala Lough’s feature “Bomb the System.”

Set amid the obsessive subculture of New York graffiti artists, pic stars Mark Webber as a high school grad caught between his allegiance to his crew (Gano Grills and Jade Yorker) and their escalating war with the cops, on the one hand, and a chance to break into the legitimate art world on the other.

Palm plans a spring release.

Ben Rekhi produced the film, with Robert Bethge exec producing.

This film is “a perfect fit for (our) growing catalog of urban, music-driven films,” said Palm’s David Koh, “and stylishly captures a moment in New York City history.”

Repped by CAA, the film’s 23-year-old helmer won a top directing honor for “Bomb” at the Urbanworld Film Festival.

Deal was brokered by Koh, Rekhi, Bethge and attorney Jackie Eckhouse of Sloss Law Office.

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