Sundance Selects has acquired U.S. rights to Julia Leigh’s indie drama ”Sleeping Beauty,” which has premiered in competition at Cannes.
Deal was announced Sunday night at Cannes.
The film, penned by Leigh, stars Emily Browning, Rachael Blake, Ewen Leslie, Peter Carroll, Chris Haywood, and was produced by Jessica Brentnall.
Browning portrays a young university student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of unspoken desires.
Jonathan Sehring, president of Sundance Selects, said, ”For the last 5 days, people throughout Cannes have been discussing ‘Sleeping Beauty.’ We are thrilled to introduce Julia Leigh and her arresting debut to American audiences, and to continuing the discussion.”
The deal for the film was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, senior VP of Acquisitions and Productions for Sundance Selects with UTA on behalf of the filmmakers.
Sundance Selects, a sister division to IFC Films and IFC Midnight, didn’t disclose a release date.
Leigh is repped by UTA. Browning is represented by UTA, Signpost Management and Catherine Poulton Management in Australia.
International sales are being handled by eOne, which has made sales to Australia (Transmission), France (ARP), Canada (eOne), Israel (Lev Films), Benelux (Wild Bunch), Greece (Seven Films), Baltics (Incognito Films), Carmen Films (ex-USSR excluding Baltics) and Xenix Filmdistribution (Switzerland).