CBS Films Buys Cannes Labor Union Movie ‘Pride’

CBS Films has acquired U.S. rights to the British dramedy “Pride” two months after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

It’s planning an awards season push with a Sept. 19 launch. Chares Gant called the film an “irresistible crowdpleaser” in his Variety review.

Pride” is directed by Matthew Warchus from a screenplay by Stephen Beresford. David Livingstone produced with Cameron McCracken, Christine Langan and Natascha Wharton exec producing.

The cast includes Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West and Paddy Considine.

Set in the summer of 1984 during the National Union of Mineworkers’ strike, the story centers on a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists raising money to support the strikers’ families in Wales.

Pathe is distributing the film in the UK, and France and Pathe International has sold the film throughout the rest of the world.

Cameron McCracken and Pierre du Plessis of Pathe negotiated the deal with Scott Shooman for CBS Films.

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