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AFM: Katie McGrath’s ‘Leading Lady’ Bought by Freestyle (EXCLUSIVE)

Freestyle Releasing and Freestyle Digital Media have acquired all theatrical and VOD rights to the romantic comedy “Leading Lady,” starring Katie McGrath, Bok van Blerk and Gil Bellows.

The deal was announced Friday at AFM.

“Leading Lady” is a U.K./South Africa co-production from writer/director Henk Pretorius and Dark Matter Studios. The film was produced by Llewelynn Greeff and Pretorius.

McGrath plays an idealistic British ingénue who journeys to Africa to prepare for a film role and finds herself embraced by a quirky community in a small South African town where an unlikely romance develops between her and a cynical farmer.

McGrath stars in the upcoming “Jurassic World.” Her credits include the Brit series “Merlin.”

The deal was negotiated by Chris Charalambous of Freestyle Digital Media and by Jon Bonnell of Summer Hill Films.

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